The Black Sash was invited to make a presentation at the Teenage Pregnancy Awareness Campaign for learners in Johannesburg following a dramatic increase in the number of learners falling pregnant before 15 and dropping out of school. Over a hundred learners attended the event which was held on the 10th of September.
The objective of the workshop was to educate learners about the risks and dangers of sexual activity at an early stage. It also addressed the challenges of being a young parent and the importance of open communication with parents. Staff from the Black Sash office in Gauteng spoke to the learners about their rights regarding the Child Support Grant, Social Relief of Distress Award and foster care.