Tuesday June 23, 2020 – Amani National Congress (ANC) Party Leader, Musalia Mudavadi, hosted the Kenya Women Teachers Association (KEWOTA) yesterday with the main agenda being the alarming cases of teenage pregnancies.

Mudavadi met the teachers at the Musalia Mudavadi Centre and took to social media to confirm the meeting and assured his support to the education sector.

“Today I held a meeting with the Kenya Women Teachers Association (KEWOTA) Leaders.”

“I affirmed my support for the Kenyan Teachers and the Education Sector at large.”

“The Association has expressed its concerns on the reported rise in teenage pregnancies in the country and called for a true understanding of the problem by calling upon parents to take their parenting role with much-needed seriousness,” noted Mudavadi.

The ANC Party Leader added that the discussions also touched on matters economy with the association pointing out strongly the need to fix the economic challenges facing the country.

Mudavadi met KEWOTA CEO, Benta Opande, the Treasurer Jecinter Ndegwa, Modesta Akaki and Gladys Andambi.

The team of teachers presented Mudavadi with solutions to teenage pregnancies which included multiple messaging campaigns to adolescents, countrywide workshops tackling both the symptoms and causes of the citizens’ stigmatization of sex and with age-appropriate content aimed at forestalling the alarmingly high rate of teen pregnancies. 

Raising awareness on sexuality, pamphlets and handbills distributed to every adolescent in the country were also cited as some remedies.

They agreed on the establishment of a Ministry to carter specifically for family and gender affairs which will use the Nyumba Kumi model where every ten families will be mentored under one mentor. 

KEWOTA proposed a program dubbed Sexuality Education, Mentorship for Adolescents (SEMA) which will cost Ksh. 12 million for a period of eight months.

The Kenyan DAILY POST


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