In celebration of the love month, the Supreme Student Government (SSG), in coordination with the campus Gender and Development Office and Campus Clinic, spearheads a one-day activity that addresses sex education on February 13, 2022.
The SSG invited advocates and peer educators from Barili Interconnected Services for Youth Organization (BISYO), a local government unit-based teen organization and network under Commission on Population (PopCom) Region VII. The BISYO peer educators served as guest speakers during the sex education symposium. They educated the students on the prevention and awareness of teenage pregnancy, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Aids, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI).
According to the Population Commission, the issue of teenage pregnancy is still pressing despite its decline in 2020. In the case of HIV, many are still getting infected. According to the Department of Health, there was a 21 per cent higher in 2022 than in the previous year.
‘Today is the day of open-mindedness. The SSG, together with the Campus Clinic and office of Gender and Development, conducts this activity to spread awareness on pressing matters such as premarital sex, teenage pregnancy, and acquiring STDs’. These are the words of Ms. Mary Grace Flores, CTU Barili GAD Director, during her welcome address.
Meanwhile, blood typing was also conducted as part of the valentine’s day special activity. Students who wished to know their blood type were accommodated at the campus clinic under the guidance of Ms. Charity Donozo, the campus nurse.
Words by Ivy Dematawaran