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Young Talk, February 2008

Young Talk, February 2008

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Young Talk is an audience-driven, culturally-appropriate newspaper produced monthly for younger (10-14 year old) Ugandan adolescents by Straight Talk Foundation, a leading Health & Development Communication NGO based in Kampala, Uganda.

Young Talk appears in Uganda's lead national daily, _The New Vision_, and is posted to 25,000 schools, CBO/NGOs, health units, churches and mosques across Uganda ten times annually, giving the paper an audience of nearly 1.5 million adolescents each month. Among other things, Young Talk strives to help younger adolescents abstain from sex, stay in school, stay safe, understand body changes, and make informed life decisions.
Young Talk is an audience-driven, culturally-appropriate newspaper produced monthly for younger (10-14 year old) Ugandan adolescents by Straight Talk Foundation, a leading Health & Development Communication NGO based in Kampala, Uganda.

Young Talk appears in Uganda's lead national daily, _The New Vision_, and is posted to 25,000 schools, CBO/NGOs, health units, churches and mosques across Uganda ten times annually, giving the paper an audience of nearly 1.5 million adolescents each month. Among other things, Young Talk strives to help younger adolescents abstain from sex, stay in school, stay safe, understand body changes, and make informed life decisions.

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Justlike Zalika,goodmanners can bringaboutgoodresults.Badmannerscanlead youinto danger.Readmore aboutho wtobeha veon page2.
 Vol.11 No.2Feb2008
Not for SALE: Young Talk is FREE
Sex education forprimary schools
Know your rightsStay in schoolDelay sex
Welcome back from the long holidays.We hope you enjoy 2008. But for youto enjoy, you need to have
goodmanners.Manners
are ways in which you behave.Manner can be good or bad. Good manners(values) can help you succeed in whatyou do at home, school or in yourcommunity. In this
Young Talk
,read about what Young Talkersin Yumbe district have doneand feel proud about. Do youthink they have goodmanners?
Helping others
One day my mother sent me to the market. Onmy way, I met a very old woman carrying heavyluggage. She looked tired. I helped her with theluggage.When I got home, my mother beat me for takinglong. I later told her why I delayed. Althoughshe had beaten me, I felt good because I hadhelped the old woman.I learnt to be kind from my father. He used tohelp people in need.
Zubeda Yassin, AcholiPS
What manners
  Y ou  will be respec ted i f  you ha ve good manners  A  void bad groups;  the y can  teach  you bad`manners S tand  for  your  values
M
y father had manyanimals.  We would graze them together.At firstI hated it, but after sometime,Istarted en joying looingafteranimals. I feel bad when theyfall sic.My fathertaught meto handleanimals well.  They alsohave a rightto live.Oneday I found people stoning ourneighbour's goat.It had eaten theircassava. I stoppedthem andtoo thegoat toour neighbour. He was sothanful.  When Iwas sent away forschoolfees, he gaveme the moneyand I went bacto school. I believehe helped me because Isaved hisgoat. 
IsmailZalia,gongo PS
JustlikeZalika,goodmannerscan bringaboutgoodresults.Badmannerscanlead you into danger. Readmore aboutho wtobeha ve on page 2.
do you have?What mannersdo you have?
Pro tec ting animalsPro tec ting animals
Zubeda Yassincarriedluggagefor an oldwoman
Goodmanner s can he lp  you succeed
• What do you think about Zubedaand Yassin's stories?Wouldyou have done the same ?• Have youever done somethingyou areproud of? Shareyourstorieswith your friends.Whatmanners do you think can makeyouandyour parents proud?
 YOUNG TALK IS FOR TEACHERS AND PUPILS IN P5, P6 AND P7
?
Zubeda Yassincarriedluggagefor an oldwoman
 
 Young Talk, February 2008
 2
Goodmannersinclude:
Good behaviour protects you
Behaviour youneed toavoidin2008
Dear
Youn g Talkers
This is a new year. It comeswith alot of good things. Mostof youhave joined new classes.Some have joined new schools.Some of you have newresponsibilitiesin your school.Tohave a successful year,can you
Alcohol isdangerous.It changes theway youthink and feel. So you caneasilyget raped ordefile someone.• Alcoholalso causes fightingandaccidents. Have youseen yourparents orneighbours drunk andfighting? It is aterrible thing.
Having sex
If you have sex, you risk pregnancyor impregnating a girl. This can leadto being chased from school andhome. You can end up in misery. You can also get HIV/STDs. Nomatter how strong your sexualfeelings, no matter the pressures onyou, keep delaying sex.
Watching rough or blue videosListening toyour mother
I live with my mother.
She paysmy school fees. I have a friendwho is always advising me to geta boyfriend. I stood firm andrefused. I advised her againstgetting boyfriends when you arestill young. She refused tochange. I decided to leave her.She got pregnant and dropped outof school and is now suffering.Lillian
Asibazuyo, Iyolo PS
Young Talk
says: Lillian, well donefor critically thinking about yourfriend who could have led you intoproblems. You moved away fromher and stayed safe for now. We
Lillian Asibazuyo
Going to
videohalls
to watchmovies can leadyou into badgroups, takingalcohol and sex.Bad movies cangive yournightmares,disturb yourfeelings, showyou unpleasantthings that youcannot forget.
 YOUNG TALK IS FOR TEACHERS AND PUPILS IN P5, P6 AND P7
On weekends I sell tomatoesin the market. In dry season Iquarry stones and sell a basinat 1000/=. It is not easygetting a full basin in a day. Itcan take three days. I avoidgoing for discos. While there,friends can influence you tohave sex.
Alikt Odoru, 14,P6, Barakala PS, Yumbe
Hard work 
 Beinghonest /upright Working hardHavingself-controlBeing tolerantRespecting yourself RespectingothersBeinghelpulCommitting  yourself  to excellencein all  you do.
remember the behaviours that willhelp you stay safe and get whatyou want. There are also some badbehaviours you need to avoid. Hereis a list.
• Missing school without agood reason• Going home late• Teasing, bullying, torturingothers• Fighting• Refusing to help with workat home and school• Stealing• Touching the bodies ofclassmates• Telling lies, making excuses
 You can nowa child'sgood orbad mannersby whathe /she does and saysand howtheyrelate with others.However, mannersdifferfromsocietytosociety.Peoplecan change and learn newmanners. Teacher,youneedto help yourpupilsto tellthedifferencebetween good (acceptable )andbad (unacceptable )behaviours.Let themnow behaviours thatwillhelp themachievetheirgoals and thosethat can destroy them.
Falal Lobanga,Counselor, Straight  Tal
For  Teachers
Behaviouryouneed toavoidin 2008
For  Teachers
Drinking alcohol
are sorry for your friend . Do notdespise your friend. You are lucky to have a good mother.Stay close to her and learn moreabout the important things in lifefrom her.
Good manners help tokeep you safe fromearly sex with all itsproblems. Talk to yourmother aboutmenstruation, breasts,boys and your sexualfeelings.
Hn i j jambu
is an orphan. Hesat orhis LE atidde Boarding S,aiso. He sashard worandusingopportunitieswellmade himsucceed.
Good behaiours help ou ecel
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Goodmannersinclude:
Good behaviour protects you
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Respect andhardwor mademe succeed.
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o Sir Apolloaggwa scoredaggregate 4. Shewas one othebest LE pupils inampala.
Despise: 
Make someone feeluseless
Excel: 
Succeed
Honesty: 
Telling thetruth
Misery:
Great suffering
Nightmares:
Very frightening dreams
Opportunities: 
Chances
Torture: 
Causing pain
Unpleasant: 
Unenjoyable
Dictionary:Dictionary:
 
 Young Talk, February 2008
 3 
We hope you were with us lastyear. We continue with the storyof the “Empty Compound.”Sophia’s father in-law isconfused. He wanted the bestfor his sons and now they aredead. His compound is nowempty. He is feeling bad. Sara’sfather asks Sofia’s father-in-law
     D     i    c      t      i    o    n    a    r    y      :
                                                                                         G                                                                    e                                                                                       t                                                                   r                                                                                               i                                                                                                d                                                                  :
                                                                                                   T                                                                         o                                                                                                         d                                                                         o                                                                         a                                                                        w                                                                         a                                                                        y                                                                                                       w                                                                                                          i                                                                                             t                                                                                                          h                                                                         s                                                                         o                                                                         m                                                                         e                                                                                             t                                                                                                          h                                                                                                          i                                                                         n                                                                         g                                            .
                                                                                         G                                                                  u                                                                    a                                                                   r                                                                                                d                                                                  :
 
                                                                                                   T                                                                         o                                                                                                          k                                                                         e                                                                         e                                                                         p                                                                                                     s                                                                         a                                                                                                            f                                                                         e                                                                                                            f                                                                         r                                                                         o                                                                         m                                                                                                         d                                                                         a                                                                         n                                                                         g                                                                                                         e                                                                         r            .
                                                                                        I                                                                   n                                                                                                  f                                                                    e                                                                    c                                                                                       t                                                                    e                                                                                                d                                                                  :
                                                                         g                                                                                                         e                                                                                             t                                                                                             t                                                                                                          i                                                                         n                                                                         g                                                                                                         a                                                                                                         d                                                                                                          i                                                                         s                                                                         e                                                                         a                                                                         s                                                                         e
• Knowing your HIV statushelps you look afteryour health well• People living with HIVneed support not hatred• Caring for orphansmakes them feel good
to give her (Sofia) a chance to look after the home. She also wants toknow whether she has HIV, so shecan safe guard her health and livelonger. Sofia’s father-in-law allowsher back in his home. Sofia’sdaughter Tamaa runs to him andhe hugs him. The compound isnot empty anymore.
 YOUNG TALK IS FOR TEACHERS AND PUPILS IN P5, P6 AND P7
 T he empt compound
And talk with Tamaa too. He needs your help He’s right. We must talk openly about this.So many young peopleare dying Look at Sofia.She wants to know the truth
 
And even if she finds she isinfected, she can guard her health and live longer There are so many orphans already. Oncewe are open about the disease, We canget rid of our fear. Then we can make plansto look after the orphansWhat will happenif she dies? This is where wecan all help.I’m so confused. I only wanted thebest for my sonsNow two of them are dead and my compound is falling to pieces.That’s why Sofia wants to comeback and look after it. Give her a chance.

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