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WILL Salone Ends Session with School Pupils

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WILL Salone Ends Session with School Pupils


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During the session, Alfiatu Kamara discussed the topic “Education and Teenage Pregnancy” where she explained the side effects of teenage pregnancy and how it has affected of girl’s education across Africa, especially Sierra Leone.

She explained that girls need to be resilient and determined in order to achieve their dreams. In addendum Assiatu Jalloh highlighted the solutions to end teenage pregnancy, poverty and how to attain the sustainable development goals SDGs.

In response Matilda Seppeh an SSS-3 Commercial 1 pupil said one of the solutions to poverty eradication is parental communication.

Other pupils gave ideas such as engage in entrepreneurship, perseverance, the choice of friendship, parental care and self esteem as solutions to combat teenage pregnancy hence empower girls.

Another topic that was discussed was “Internet Education”. Melvina Fudia Kamara mentioned the importance of the internet and how the internet can be misused. She continued that the internet can help girls with learning process but if overused becomes very vulnerable.

Kumba Siaffa a member of WILL Salone added that bad use of social media has lead to teenage pregnancy and poor performance in external exams. She said even though the WASSCE results these days are encouraging as compared to the previous yet most pupils can’t defend their results because they use the internet examination malpractice during the period. She stressed the need for girls to focus on their education as a means to eradicate poverty. She said the pupils should spend limited time on social media applications so that they will use to time to study.

Talking about the benefits of internet education, the pupils gave examples on how they receive news and important innovations on the internet.

Other speakers Teddelia Robert and Aminata Conteh dialogued on “Self Esteem”.

Students from Njala University College, Francess Smith, Fatmata Koroma and Rose Assad were also part of the interactive session.

The programme was climaxed with games and singing.

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