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‘A re bueng!’ Bana Ba Letsatsi Walk Brings Awareness to Adolescent Rights

dsc_0206‘A re bueng!’ That translates to ‘Let’s talk!’ That’s exactly what Bana Ba Letsatsi wants to do. On Thursday, November 24, Bana Ba Letsatsi, in cooperation with NCONGO, conducted a walk. This event brought together over a hundred kids from all over Maun. The purpose was clear: to reduce teenage pregnancy, STIs, HIV/AIDS, and Gender Based Violence (GBV) amongst youth in the community.

dsc_0181Wearing matching shirts, carrying signs, and buzzing with energy, the participants started their march at Maun’s bus rink. With police escort and the kids leading the charge, the group marched along Maun’s main street.
Along the way, they stopped to present a written message to the Honourable Member of Parliament. The message was read out loud by a Junior Secondary Student and given to the office; its purpose was to solicit more visual support on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR).

Arriving at Bana Ba Letsatsi, participants were treated to a debate competition, light refreshments, and motivational speeches by community members. Movements like this illustrate just one of the ways that Bana Ba Lestatsi is directly addressing and protecting Ngamiland’s adolescents.

 

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