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TMC is a non- profit organization based on Kampala along Masaka highway.Wakiso District. Teenage Mother's Centre focuses on reducing the number of teenage girls who become pregnant …

TMC is a non- profit organization based on Kampala along Masaka highway.Wakiso District. Teenage Mother's Centre focuses on reducing the number of teenage girls who become pregnant
We shelter teenage pregnant girls especially those rejected or facing social stigma as a result of pregnancy. Here we offer them total care - feeding, closing consulting, empowerment and training and make referrals for the medical needs until 2 months after they have delivered.

Secondary, we at TMC stand to promote the rights of teenage young girls who have fallen victims of sexual encounters.

We visit the children and youths in schools and those out of school and have open dialogues on issues concerning sexuality and development. Here our intention is to target those who have not messed up yet with unhealthy sexual encounters in a bid to reduce chances of teenage pregnancy.

We involve the teachers, parents and community people in this struggle by letting them know that rejecting a pregnant teen does not solve the challenge rather collective effort to provide adolescents with information of how to safe guard themselves as well as supporting those who have fallen prey of unhealthy sexual encounters.

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  • 1. TEENAGE PARENTING :UNDERSTANDING THE REALITIES
  • 2. OVERVIEW AND FACTS:• Still a challenge to Uganda• About 56% of the population of Uganda isbelow 18 and,• Girls form more than 60% of this population.• Half of our girls give birth before 18• Uganda has highest school drop-out rate inEast Africa (UNESCO Report, 2010)• Many drop out due to pregnancy!!!• Rate of teenage pregnancy in the country nowstands at 30%, with new cases every day.
  • 3. SOME OF THE CAUSES?• Broken relationships / families or death of parents –when parents separate, children take charge = childheaded homes.• Parent children relationships in families -authoritative parents deny freedom to think and acton ones own.• Sexual exploitation – defilement, rape• Weak law enforcement and support• Adolescents being unruly and peer influence
  • 4. PARENTING CHALLENGES• Summarily, it is essential that parents areemotionally, financially and physicallyprepared to handle the responsibilities of childrearing! –a) Teaching the child valuesb)· Providing for the childc)· Explaining to the child your situation – inrelation to why he/she is where one is
  • 5. NEEDED SUPPORT• Parental involvement – Open up
  • 6. • Create a positive communication channel –Why authoritative even up to this stage?• Do away with the stigma attached to teenageparenthood – better support• Support and take care of victims of teenageparenthood – train them – livelihood skills•
  • 7. • Create awareness
  • 8. • Re enforce legal parameters• State should fully support youth friendlyservices and bring them nearer to theconsumers• CONSTANTLY remind adolescents about thedangers of teenage parenting
  • 9. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING