YOUTH CHASTITY CONFERENCE HELD AT MUKURU PROMOTION CENTRE MULTI-PURPOSE HALL ON 8TH FEBRUARY 2020.
The theme for this year’s chastity conference was, ‘Understanding same sex attraction and gender deviance’ where the main speaker (Dr. Wahome Ngare) took time to teach about the Human sexuality. He started by explaining the human cycle and the Christian perspectives related to it. He went ahead to explain how some individuals in the society have decided to go against God’s commandments and creation regarding sex. He explained on the differences gender deviances, the LGBTQ agenda which consists of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and the Queer type. He gave some of the reasons that make these communities to behave in such a manner and pointed out that these conditions are merely feelings. He further noted that as Christians, we should not be swayed by the wrong teachings but should rather rebuke them. In some cases, we should show love and care to those affected and above all provide them with proper information. A total of 396 Students and youths attended the conference.
This year’s Chastity Conference was organized by Mercy Education Office in partnership with Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) and Franciscans agencies.
CHASTITY CONFERENCE HELD AT CUEA ON 8TH JULY 2016.
The Chastity Conference was a daylong event dedicated to educate the youth about the importance of being chaste and abstaining from any risky sexual behavior. The event was organized by the CUEA fraternity as an outreach to create awareness on the rising number of new HIV/AIDS and STD(s) infections among the youth in Kenya today. The conference brought together youth from various secondary schools. The Sisters of Mercy Education office took the initiative to invite some of her secondary schools and vocational colleges to take part in this life changing project. The total number of attendees from the Sisters of Mercy was 206 persons, 192 being students and 14 being teachers/ mentors and 34 being males while 172 being female. The students learnt that chastity as a virtue involves keeping our entire being, mind, physical body and soul, pure by keeping our sexual desires under control. The motto of the day was “Abstinence good, Chastity better!” Facilitators included Anne Kioko, African Organization for Families, Dr. Wahome Ngare, an obstetric/ gynecologist, The National AIDS Control Council representatives as well as youths who shared their positive HIV status with the participants.