The sensitization exercise was held in Bwanika and Canon Apollo primary schools by Ms. Victoria Naiga and MS.Kawino Alice graduates of in teen age sexuality teaching in context of adult responsibility
The purpose of this exercise was to help pupils know what sex is, to appreciate it and to identify its purpose in connection with health and life skills.
Both resource persons almost used the same approach. They defined sex as a reproduction act made by God for the purpose of reproducing. They demystified the cliché that” sex is a bad thing” saying that it only becomes bad if it is done in wrong places by wrong people at a wrong times and for wrong purposes.
Both were quoted saying that growing up scares pupils and yet it’s normal. Things like growing pubic hair, boys’ voices becoming horsy, girls starting to menstruate and becoming moody are natural and expected when one is growing up.
The sensitization also dealt with issues of hygiene and reasons why cleanliness is paramount as far as growing healthily is concerned.
The youngsters were also advised to avoid being infected by STDS, early un wanted pregnancies /marriages and HIV Aids as well as reporting or fleeing from any advances from relatives, friends and otherwise.
The workshop left 1018 pupils (507 girls, 508 boys) sensitized about sex and sexuality as well as equipped with health life skills.