A group of young ladies have launched a movement called EMA Girls which is aimed at preaching and promoting abstinence to young girls in the schools around Botswana. The movement started operating last year October and was officially launched on March 6. The first school they went to is Mokobeng Junior Secondary School, one of the schools with the highest pregnancy rates. Chairperson of the group Caroline Ngisi said they are a Christ inspired movement and as such preaching abstinence and empowerment. “EMA Girls have dedicated their lives to mentor, inspire, empower and instil the ‘Jesus way or no way attitude’ in young girls and make them understand that sadly as we keep sinning it is not the rules that gets broken but us people,” she said. Ngisi said they want the little girls to know their worth and not do things that can destroy their future. She said that their mission is to enhance and tighten relationships and build beneficial connections between girls during the annual girls’ camp tours. They preach the values of prayer, respect, humility, love and support, diligence, determination and oneness. The other four ladies that make up the movement are Chawa Bulala, Joy Makopola, Onalenna Tshekiso, and Dithunya Mphafe.