‘Via programmes such as YES! we’ve had students who’ve been able to excel’
Denis is a teacher at Olorien Secondary School in Arusha. The school is taking part in our Sport and Sexual Health Project, supporting young people to learn about sexual health through games.
In this video he explains how the project is changing his students’ lives.
‘We believe in knowledge. The only way we can change and impact on students’ lives is through giving them knowledge that will enable them to bear the adventures of life outside the boundaries of the school.
‘And that’s why this programme is very important – it aims to give students proper knowledge that will enable them to deal with life scenarios outside the school.
‘We have students that come from very poor backgrounds, we have students that come from a moderate background. I can’t really say we have students that come from a very good background.
‘We have students with several challenges in life. All the problems that come with growing up. All the peer pressures kids get as they grow up. Getting involved in sexual behaviours at an early age. Getting involved in drug abuse.
‘Those are the challenges we most face in our school and that’s why we’re trying to reach out with a programme like YES!.
‘We’ve had so many students who’ve been struggling when they joined our school, both academic-wise and behaviour-wise. But via programmes such as YES! we’ve had students who’ve been able to excel. Both academic-wise and behaviour-wise they’ve changed. We have students who are now at university level and some are also employed.
‘Our main goal is to never cease reaching out to students and giving them knowledge that will enable them to bear the adventures of life.’