NGOs have slammed Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, for awarding bursaries to teenage girls who did not fall pregnant while at school.
Molo Songololo director, Patric Solomons, has expressed concern about the awards because the responsibility is placed on teenage girls when the issues in their communities and homes are much larger.
Solomons points out that these 14 girls, who received bursaries worth R10 000 as part of the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Project, are confronted with a whole lot of social pressures.
In the same vein, Childline’s Wynberg area manager, Cheryl Morilly, says Zille’s bursaries do not address why teenage girls became pregnant.
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