The long holiday is a time of relaxation and adventure for young people. However many due to peer pressure or out of excitement may get involve in risky activities and compromising situations leading to sexual activity. Although both boys are girls engage in this act, sadly enough it is the girl who is affected if she gets pregnant. She misses the next academic year or two, and may end up a school drop out. More so, this could lead to death from attempted abortions or medical complications, depression, suicide, substance abuse among others. If girls of the yesterday years made this mistake, Welisane Foundation could not fold it's arms and let this generation make the same mistakes. That's why they started a holiday campaign Vacances Sans Grossesse/Pregnancy Free Holidays to sensitize and educate young girls on the health and individual risk of unwanted pregnancies. The Foundation designed short key messages on causes, consequences, prevention, abstinence, abortion, menstrual education, contraception to be disseminated by youth peer leaders via the social media, mass media and face to face discussions where youths will be gathering for fun activities this holiday. We equal took the engagement to sensitize young people via the Foundations Social Media pages as well as via the mass media. It is better to sensitize young people early enough because like the popular adage holds, a stitch in time saves nine.
The Campaign ends on the 10th of September 2018