THE CHASTITY CONFRENCE 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.