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Zero teenage pregnancy campaign commences in Ndola

A civic organisation in Ndola says it has commenced a Zero teenage being pregnant Marketing campaign aimed toward lowering instances of teenage within the provincial capital.

Youth Altering the Mindset group (YCMO) Government Director Consolation Mwansa says his organisation will quickly be going round colleges and communities in a bid to sensitize adolescent women and boys on the affect of teenage pregnancies and the significance of training.

In an announcement made accessible to ZANIS in Ndola right this moment, YCMO Government Director Consolation Mwansa defined that the target of the marketing campaign is to cut back the numbers of teenage pregnancies amongst younger folks.

Stating that lack of understanding about sexual and reproductive well being and rights amongst the adolescents is the main reason for unplanned pregnancies within the nation , Mr Mwansa expressed hope {that a} Zero teenage being pregnant Marketing campaign will likely be profitable in Ndola.

“The marketing campaign is aimed toward lowering the growing variety of teenage pregnancies in our nation to Zero as a result of as an organisation we perceive that after a younger woman turns into pregnant at a young age, the younger moms usually tend to drop out of faculty, “ he mentioned.

He added that due to their low vanity and dedication to get educated, most youngsters are sometimes uncovered to Sexually Transmitted Infections ( STIs ) and HIV/AIDS he mentioned are main contributors this nation’s underdevelopment.

The YCMO Government Director at this juncture known as on authorities, chiefs, dad and mom and different stakeholders to come back on board and work with the organisation to struggle teenage pregnancies within the nation.

He mentioned the nation as an entire wants to face up and struggle teenage pregnancies as it’s hindering loads of youngsters from turning into future leaders.

Mr. Mwansa mentioned the Zero teenage being pregnant Marketing campaign is his organisation ‘s contribution to the 2022 youth day marketing campaign held beneath the theme: ‘Enhancing Youth Participation in any respect ranges of Nationwide Improvement ‘.

And Andrew Mwaba a Ndola primarily based youth mentioned quite a few teenage pregnancies hold rising in communities as a consequence of numerous components equivalent to peer strain, insufficient details about sexual reproductive well being.

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