TORORO: Boys from different primary schools in Merikit Sub County have embraced sex education in schools saying it puts them in a better position to support girl children during their menstrual circles.
Speaking on Monday 10th June during a Music, Dance and Drama, MDD competition organized by Plan Uganda, aiming at passing menstrual hygiene messages, some of the boys who spoke to our reporter valued the girl child saying they will support the girl child in menstrual hygiene.
Fabian Okumu, a pupil of Merikit Unity P/S says that sex education is good because it makes boys understand the changes in the body of a girl and rather than laughing at them, they can help the girls.
Okumu says several girls at his school have dropped out of school and ended up in marriage due to the humiliation caused by menstruation adding that through sex education the girls can get support and be able to complete school.
Kezironi Okumu the Maliri primary school head teacher is in support of sex education saying it introduces a child to holistic learning which he says equips a child to live a decent social life even after school.
HellenAmusolo of PLAN Uganda asked pupils to exhibit what they have learnt from the day’s competition in both their schools and homes.
The competition attracted seven schools that included Maliri primary that emerged 1st, Okwara primary school that emerged 2nd, Apokori primary school that became number 3rd. Other schools were Merkit unity, Kacinga, Morukapel and Amuruwo primary schools.