SOCIAL WELFARE EDUCATES STUDENTS OF AMOAFO JHS ON TEENAGE PREGNANCY AND DRUG ABUSE

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On Monday, 28th March, 2022 some staff of the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development (SWCD) of the Assembly embarked on fieldwork to educate students of Amoafo Junior High School on Teenage Pregnancy and Drug Abuse. The report spelt out the meaning, causes, effects and prevention of teenage pregnancy and Drug Abuse.

Students of Amoafo Junior High school were educated on some of the major causes of teenage pregnancy. The students were asked to give out their fair knowledge about the causes and officers from the Department of SWCD also educated them deeply into it, which some of the causes were as follows; broken homes, peers pressure, drug abuse, poverty, lack of sex education, lack of communication, poor parental care, poor living condition, media influence, sexual abuse etc. with this, every single point was explained to their understanding and they were also asked to reiterate.

On the effects of teenage pregnancy, the students were educated on the effects of teenage pregnancy, which some of these were pre-mature mothers, school dropout, child difficulties, hardship on the family, jeopardized education, health consequences etc. Every single effect of teenage pregnancy was explained to the students for them to know the outcome of getting to it at a teen age.

To prevent teenage pregnancy, students of Amoafo Junior High School were educated on the preventive measures of teenage pregnancy. They were educated on what not to do to get pregnant which some of these were sex education, abstinence from sexual act or activities, good communication from parents to child, reliable and trustworthy adult to confide in, having an approachable and knowledgeable role model, unconditional love and support, avoidance of negligence on the part of parents.

In addition, the students were educated on the causes and effects of drug abuse.

The Teachers and Students of Amoafo Junior High School were appreciative to the staff of SWCD and requested that such interventions are brought to the school more frequently.

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