WAKISO – Barbra Itungo, wife to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine has urged young girls to ‘close their legs and open their books’ until such a time when they are ready to engage themselves in sexual activities.
Barbie as she is popularly known made the remarks on Friday, November 16 while meeting girls at St Lawrence College School, Horizon Campus.
Through her Caring Heart Uganda organization, Barbie and team guided the girls in signing of commitment cards where they made a promise to God, parents, their future children as well as partners that they will not engage in sexual activities until when the time is right.
“Caring Hearts Uganda is sowing a seed of confidence amongst our daughters in schools. We would want them to know that they are stronger than they think and they are in position to say NO to anything they feel violates their rights,” Barbie posted on her Facebook page.
“High self-esteem and boldness are top on the list of things we teach. Thanks for hosting us Horizon Campus, “she added.
About Caring Hearts Uganda
Caring Hearts Uganda is a registered youth Non Government Organization that was founded in 2012 and fully registered in 2013. Iinitially working in Kampala slum area with the ghetto youths on issues of HIV Aids, drug abuse and menstrual health in its early stages, Caring hearts Uganda has touched lives and helped transform communities around Uganda.
“We have engaged the youth more especially in post primary and secondary school students on pertinent issues in the districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Kiboga, Mukono, and Soroti which are among others – teaching Adolescent girls on how to make reusable sanitary towels as well as how to reuse them,” a statement from Caring Hearts notes.
Caring Hearts whose vision is to create a self-reliant generation of young people has also constructed toilet facilities with changing rooms for girls in schools aimed at improving on Sanitation and have also purchased and installed water tanks in target schools so as to improve water supply and sanitation for the benefit of girls.