Sex Education for primary schools
• Know your rights• Stay in school• Say No to sex
Vol 14 No 3 Mar/April 2011
14, KawempeDecorousPS, Kampalasays: ‘‘ Refusegifts and liftsfrom strangers”
travelledto West Nile, where Albert Nile is found. Onthe way we saw elephants,giraffes and baboons.People here are farmers andfishermen. They love
,a very delicious fish.
We visited 11 schools in Arua,Nebbi and Zombo districts. Wetalked to pupils about being thebest.
Odongo is a15
year oldboy in P6 atOturgang PS,Zombo.
He was bornalone. Odongo’sparents died sohe lives with hisuncle in Paidhatown.He says: “Every morning I go to thegarden before going to school. Istudy hard. I am always second inmy class. My teachers are proudof me. At home, I do some work then read my books after supper. Iwant to get a first grade at Primary
Learn to be the best:
Use your brain and think carefullyListen to your teachers or parents
• Read newspapers and books to
learn new things
• Talk to people,
do not fear tolearn from them
• Learn to do
things bylooking at howthey are done.For example,you can learnto play a gameby looking atpeople play
• If you do not
understandsomething orhave a problem,ask for help
Leaving Exams (PLE). Over theweekend I carry luggage for peoplein town and get paid.”
Maditrwoth Fortunate, 15,
Choose to be the
Pupils o f Muni PS, A rua sa y: work hard a t your books.
I share a desk withsomeone who is HIVpositive. My friends arescaring me that I will catch the disease. Isit true?
Girl, Mukole PS, Kasese
Hullo Girl from Mukole PS, it is not true. You can’t get HIV by touching, beingnear a person with HIV, sharing plates,cups, or clothes. You can get HIV byhaving sex and sharing sharp objects likeneedles and razor blades with an infectedperson. A mother with HIV can transmitthe virus to her child during pregnancy,birth and breast feeding.
Dr Ojom James, Soroti Regional Hospital
HI V B A SIC
P6, Mvugu Upper PS, Zombo
is also doing her best.She says: “My parents cannotprovide me fees, uniform andbooks. Sometimes, I write onpapers which my friends getfrom their books. Some boyssay I should get married. I don’ttake their bad advice. I want tocomplete my studies and become anurse. Many girls in my village aresuffering. They left school and gotmarried. They suffer looking forfood. Their husbands do not buyanything for them. They play cardsat trading centres.”
Fortunate you are moving inthe right direction. Studieshelp us to be the best. Earlymarriages are wrong andagainst the law. You winbooks from Young Talk
Adroni D, Muni PS, Aruasays:
‘‘ My parents provide mewith all I need. I am using thischance to study hard and get myown money.”
You all have to do thebest at everything youdo whether you comefrom a rich or poorfamily.
• Respect yourself and other people• Avoid bad peer groups• If you try something and fail, don’t
give up. Keeptrying
Get goodadvice fromelders, teachersand yourparents
Becreative,believe inyourself,you canmake it
You cannot get HIV
by being close
Doing the best helps you to succeed