By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Youths in Sheema have been warned against sleeping with their relatives for material gains.
Solomon Ndyamuhaki the director Reach a Teenager Western Uganda said the vice has become common among both girls and boys which is very shameful.
Ndyamuhaki was on Saturday speaking to pupils of Blue Site primary School in Bugongi Sheema district during the Community visit.
He revealed that the shameful act does not stop with relatives but some youths sleep with sugar mummies and daddies for cheap gifts and this has exposed them to early pregnancies, marriages and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Daphine Ayebare a counselor at Reach Teenager Western Uganda advised the pupils at Blue site primary school to always ensure proper hygiene and speak to their trusted elders in case teachers, relatives try to lure them into sexual acts.
Zipora the municipal education officer Sheema municipality challenged teachers to be friendly with their pupils so that they are able to report to them the sexual and reproductive related issues they face daily.
As a way of ending menstruation stigma, Reach a Teenager Western Uganda provided the girl children at the school with 150 pads and taught them on how to make and use reusable pads.
Reach A teenager Western Uganda is a community based organization that operates in Bushenyi town at Mpairwe house and it deals with youths related issues; such as sexual assault.
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