WAKISO- Barbra Itungo alias Barbie, wife to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) has urged young girls to ‘close their legs and open their books’ until they are ready to engage themselves in sexual activities.
She made the remarks on Friday, November 16 while meeting girls at St Lawrence College School, Horizon Campus.
Through her Caring Heart Uganda organization, Barbie and team signed commitment cards with the school girls where they made a promise to God, parents, their future children and partners that they will not engage in sexual activities until when the time is right.
“Caring Hearts Uganda is sowing a seed of confidence amongst our daughters in schools. We would want them to know that they are stronger than they think and they are in position to say NO to anything they feel violates their rights,” Barbie revealed. “High self-esteem and boldness are top on the list of things we teach. Thanks for hosting us Horizon Campus. We are glad we had an interaction with you.”
About Caring Hearts Uganda:
Caring Hearts Uganda is a registered youth Non-Government Organization that was founded in 2012 and fully registered in 2013. Initially working in Kampala slum area with the ghetto youths on issues of HIV/Aids drug abuse and menstrual health in its early stages, Caring Hearts Uganda spread its wings to the other parts of the country.
They have engaged the youth more especially in post-primary and secondary school students on pertinent issues in the districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Kiboga, Mukono, and Soroti which are among others: Teaching Adolescent girls on how to make reusable sanitary towels and how to use them.
Caring Hearts has also constructed toilet facilities with changing rooms for girls in schools to improve on Sanitation.
“We also purchase and install water tanks in target schools to improve water supply and sanitation for the benefit of girls, carry out counselling sessions in schools on key topics including HIV Aids and drug abuse,” a statement from the NGO states.
“Facilitate school motivational events by music artists, politicians, footballers and role models.”