Group urges critics of sex education curriculum to reflect on its gains for rural dwellers


Save the Environment and People’s Agency (SEPA) has urged stakeholders not to be judgemental regarding the ‘trending’ Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) document.

Recently, there were social media engagements on the CSE curriculum claiming that it is destroying the country’s moral fibre as it was exposing children at the tender age to sexual matters which the African tradition frowns upon.

SEPA Chief Executive Officer Mailes Muke has said that citizens especially parents should not to be judgmental towards CSE .

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Muke said stakeholders should take time to understand what the whole issues was all about.

“When they understand it they will know that it mean well to the children especially in rural areas,” she said.

Muke said as a rural based Non-governmental Organisation (NGO )working with FAWEZA to address challenges around child marriages, Gender-based Violence (GBv), Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV), Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs) and how to protect themselves from the people who abuse girls and boys in rural communities,CSE was well intended.

“We believe the Ministry of General Education is making positive headway in this subject matter,” she said.

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