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Posted: Saturday, 23 March 2019

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RAWCS Sexual Health Project - Philippines

Shirl Philippines

In February Shirl and John Hayes who are the managers of the Moruya RAWCS Sexual Health Education by Pictures Project travelled to Mindanao in the southern part of the Philippines as part of joint RAWCS, Mindanao Poverty Relief Action team and Department of Education to deliver this much needed information to students, both female and male.  Over 3 weeks Shirl, John and the team from Mindanao Poverty Relief Action team visited 14 high schools and gave 3  hour lectures to over 3,000 students and staff.  The main concern of teachers was the young age rates of teenage pregnancies and the lack of knowledge towards sex and its' outcomes with one 14 year old girl not understanding she was in labour and how it happened.  Shril has been further inspired by the success of this project and the positive comments that she and John will be travelling to the Rotary International Conference in Hamburg and will have a stand in the House of Friendship.  The exposure will be huge with over 25,000 delegates expected to attend.

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