The transition to parenthood is a major event in the lifespan of any individual, but takes on special significance when it precedes the transition to education, work, citizenship and marriage that offer the skills, resources and social stock necessary to succeed as parents.
The Doctors for Life Organisation recently visited Majuba TVET Colleges’ Newcastle Technology Centre Campus (Newtech). The organisation came to educate students about abortion. Mr. Bradley Mattes (President: Life Issues Institute) gave a presentation about teenage pregnancy and said that teenage pregnancy leads to abortion and in turn teenage suicide. He further stated that teenagers are on the highest rate of suicides in the country.
The students were given an opportunity to ask questions regarding the topic. Education is central to the development of young people as it prepares them for the world of work and for life. As young people spend longer periods in education, as part of the natural course of development, sexual experimentation and maturity is increasingly coinciding with secondary schooling.
This event proved to be a huge success as students participated and said the educational session was very informative.