The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has launched its Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy in Schools initiative.

The initiative aims to ensure that young mothers have access to much-needed support services.

It is also focused on addressing the high incidence of learner pregnancy and the drop-out that usually follows.

The policy also requires schools to report to the police when a pregnant learner is under the age of 16.

UNESCO National Programme Officer, at the DBE, Buyiswa Mpini.

View the online launch of the initiative here.

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