Friends are good for allof us. They can help usin our studies. Theyalso keep us companyand make us happy.Friends can alsoencourage us to dowork at home andother good things.But friends can alsocause us to do badthings. Do notallow yourfriends makeyou do badthings.
My friend Juma encouraged me to read
and from it I have acquired knowledge onhow to stay safe.
One day, my friends took me to aparty and they got me a girl. Idanced with her and after ashort time she told me weshould have sex.I told her I did not havecondoms and I was not readyto have sex. She then told meshe wanted to tell mesomething sweet fromoutside.When we went out shetried to force me into sex.I made an alarm and peoplecame and started beating her.
Mandu Robert,16, P7, Butta PS,Mbale
Vol. 9 No.1February2006
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welcomes you to the New Year 2006
•Knowyour rights•Stay in school•Read your books•Be creative•Wait to have sex
When I was 13 in P5, in 2001, my friendssuggested to take me to a certain shop so thatwe could make friendship with theshopkeeper.I told them I did not want. They told me Ishould leave the school or else they would bebeating me on the way home.These girls were getting things like sugarand sweets from the man without paying.One time they told me to go with them to theshop. The shopkeeper was hiding inside theshop. They locked me inside and heforced me into sex. I reported theman and he was jailed for 12years. But I syphilis gottreatment for STDs.
Girl, 15, Mbale
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