During one of our programmes, Called the frontier process. Young people from various communities were gathered for 6weeks to stimulate local responses.
One of the major challenges, identified by the frontier team was rampant teenage pregnancy, even children between the age of 7 and above are sexually active.
They see the issue are nothing and they are even proud of their actions. Sometimes when even discussing with the community members, about 3-5 of this pregnant girls will work pass you. Out of 20 people that came for the Mobile HIV, Counseling and Testing, 7 were positive. So everybody in the community is at risk of contracting the virus. The community is a Riverine Area. So during summer they are idle.
We tried to speak to the young people about Abstainence, it was not working. And The Salvation Army being a faith based organisation and does not promote condom, instead we promote Absteinence and Befaith.
The team was able to create enough awareness on misuse sexually and the benefit of staying clean until the right time.
Can Faith Based Organisations promot Condom use?
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