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WHY WAIT? Truth for Youth curriculum in schools
The TruthS behind WHY WAIT?
WHY WAIT? gives African youth sensible reasons to abstain from sex and other risky behaviors.
WHY WAIT? helps them understand the human needs for a sense of belonging and a sense that their life has meaning, Thus, the following truths and values guide the curriculum:
Human dignity comes from being created in God's image
Family relationships reflect God's character
God's love embodies provision and protection
Human dignity requires stewardship
Servant leadership empowers followers
Cultural boundaries are relevant
Biblical values define virtuous behavior
Right choices must be rooted in truth
Healthy human sexuality is an expression of God’s creation
True love is an act of will and choice
A forgiven heart supports a new start
Our model to act correctly is Jesus Christ
Caring teachers influence healthy student behaviors
Africa’s next generation can be safe from Sexually Transmitted Infections and Develop Healthy Lives and families.
Spanning Grades 5 through 12, the powerful WHY WAIT? Truth for Youth Curriculum currently brings to more than 400,000 African youth a brighter future through biblically-based life skills training on abstinence and character development!
In 1993, at the request of the Malawi Ministry of Education, Sub-Saharan Africa Family Enrichment (SAFE) began developing a life skills curriculum, WHY WAIT?, for implementation by teachers in government primary and secondary schools throughout the country. Today, African youth are receiving the best “ABC” AIDS prevention of all—guidance rooted in Abstinence, Be faithful in marriage, and Character (Christ-like character), not condoms.
Wherever the WHY WAIT? Curriculum has been introduced, schools have seen dramatically reduced dropout rates due to pregnancy or early marriage. In Malawi and a growing number of other countries, Africa’s next generation is now on the path to an AIDS-free future.
It is encouraging to hear student stories about how WHY WAIT? has impacted their lives—a student from Songani Primary School:
“My name is Tadala Mussa, I am 13 years old. I never used to like coming to school, I would usually sneak out of class especially on Mondays and Thursdays with my friends since these are market days at Songani. Our school is just a stone throw away from the market, we were just roaming around through the markets and sometimes steal some fruits. One day our teacher was teaching WHY WAIT? Life Skills on the consequences of disobedience.
I was convicted in my heart because I remember, we were nearly caught at the market one day when one of my friends stole a toy. I had been a disobedient daughter to my parents, I felt bad. When I went back home I cried in my room and prayed that God should forgive me, now am changed. I obey my parents and teachers, am improving in my grades and I know I will go to STD 6 in September.” This is all because of WHY WAIT? Life Skills lessons which are being taught at our school.
The right message at key moments in young lives to stop the STI pandemic and secure their safe future!
WHY WAIT? Because I am SPECIAL and worth waiting for!
WHY? Because I am created in the image of God … both male and female!
A complete list of lesson topics by grade level can be supplied upon request.