Comprehensive sex ed radio lessons in Soweto to be launched

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Deputy Minister Dr Reginah Mhaule will launch comprehensive sex education (CSE) radio lessons today at Hitekani Primary School in Tshiawelo, Soweto.

In a statement on Monday, the department said the CSE radio lessons will be released and delivered to the DBE by USAID Mission Director Andrew Karas.

“The radio drama series ‘Life on Madlala Street’ has been adapted from the comprehensive sex education lessons taught in Life Skills and Life Orientation. It aims to teach learners the values ​​of gender equality, particularly as they relate to prevention of gender-based violence and prevention of pregnancy among female learners,” the department said.

The radio lessons are adapted from CSE’s scripted lesson plans, which were developed by the Department of Basic Education and the Education Development Center (EDC), a USAID-funded contractor.

The department said the radio lessons are intended to supplement teaching and learning in the classroom and at home.

“The 11 radio lessons focus on teaching learners in school the values ​​of gender equality and prevention of gender-based violence,” the department said.

(With contributions from the South African government press release)

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