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Chance for boys to talk

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Chance for boys to talk

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An opportunity to get young boys discussing the issues affecting them.
That was the premise of the Child Care Board’s youth seminar called Let’s Hear It from the Boys. The event which was co-sponsored by UNICEF and held at the Sir Hugh Springer Auditorium at solidarity House, brought male students from several local secondary schools to discuss matters that affect their well-being and encourage them to be change agents in their communities.
Issues of sexuality, bullying, domestic violence, how they view females, and the effects of music and lyrics were among the topics of discussion during the day’s events.
One of the highlights of the seminar was a dramatic presentation by Carl “Alff” Padmore that showed the boys the dangers of making negative choices with friends, succumbing to peer pressure, issues of sexuality and relating to girls, andengaging in violent behavior. (SH-O)