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Miller lauds WAR 

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 01 August 2017   |   By Solomon Tjinyeka 
US Ambassodar to Botswana Earl Miller US Ambassodar to Botswana Earl Miller

The USA Ambassador to Botswana Earl Miller has commended the Maun-based Non-Governmental Organisation – Women Against Rape (WAR) – for training parents on sexual reproductive health with their children. Miller hailed WAR as a longstanding partner of the USA and this project is another great example of what they can accomplish together. “I heard facilitators worked with your children, our young people and future leaders of this remarkable nation, through drama, debate and story writing competitions, Miller said. He also encouraged teens to express their thoughts, concerns and hope for the future. “You encouraged young people to express honestly and openly their needs so that parents, caretakers, teachers, counselors and service providers, community leaders can help meet those needs,” he said. He also revealed that US spend U$14, 350 (P143 500) on the project and thanked parents and caretakers on successfully completing the workshop. “You are building strong heathy family, the foundation of caring communities that support young people as they grow into leaders of remarkable nation,” Miller said. WAR projects coordinator Tauejele Gabalape said the objective of the workshop was to provide parenting and communication skills to parents of adolescent’s boys and girls so that they can better understand their reproductive and health rights. He said WAR has partnered with PEPFAR in conducting a series of parental communication workshops in five wards in Maun. In the first batch they engaged 97 parents and in the last and second batch they trained 87 parents. He said WAR had engaged different stakeholders such as tribal administration leaders, social workers, guidance teachers, the district health management team and the Office of Public Prosecution (DPP).