Reach a Hand, a Ugandan organization hosted an event that had role models like Tiwa Savage gracing the occasion to address hundreds of young teenagers and talk to them about teenage pregnancy, pursuit of dreams and lots more.
“Life is about planning ahead, so if you as a young person do not plan for parenthood, you will always be dependent on other people and unable to break out of the cycle of poverty. It is not good to keep on being helpless – we have to take responsibility for our lives.” said Tiwa.
The event was held on March 8, 2015 and according to the organizers of the event, this style of using role models to address the students has been very effective because the students can relate better to what they hear when it is shared by people they look up.
Watch Tiwa Savage’s speech below!