TEENAGE MOTHERS ASKS GOVERNMENT TO TAKE THEM BACK TO SCHOOL

By Alice Lubwama

A group of young girls some of which are teenage mothers  from different parts of the country led by Nabukenya Sofia  from Kampala youth advocacy network have handed over a petition to the state
minister for housing Dr Chris Baryomunsi  calling Government to end teenage pregnancy in the country.

The petition was given to Government during a function were none governmental organization plan international launched the campaign dubbed LETS CHANGE THE STORY. The campaign is aimed at ending   teenage pregnancy through increased quality of sexual reproductive health information and access to services by influencing Ugandans budgeting process.

Some of the girls mainly from Northern Uganda said that many have dropped out of school because their parents cannot afford to buy them sanitary towels; they have also asked Government to support those teenage mothers who are ready to go back to school.