50 percent of young women between 15 and 24 are HIV positive says World Education official

World Education has claimed that 50 percent of the women between the ages of 15 and 24 are HIV/Aids positive in Sub-Saharan Africa. This was said by World Education programs coordinator Ms. Banele Mandaz Speaking during a belated Mother’s Day Ladies’ Luncheon, hosted by the SOS Village. She encouraged women to educate their children about HIV and Aids and not to  leave it to schools.

Said Ms Mandaza:

Gone are the days where you will wait for aunties to teach young girls about HIV/Aids. I understand that it is uncomfortable to talk about sex with your biological children but l think this is the time for women to educate their children. Do not leave it for teachers because teachers are chasing after school pass rates.

Most of the children between the ages of 15 and 24 who are HIV/AIDS positive don`t have careers and they don`t know what to do with their lives. Mothers, you must discipline and give basic education to your children because life is not about holding a certificate or a degree.

More: Chronicle

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