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New Special School ....

Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:08 pm

Sep 1, 2010
School for pregnant teens

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIAN state authorities will soon open a school exclusively for pregnant teenagers to help them overcome the stigma of having children without being married, an official said on Wednesday.

The school will be able to accept about 30 students starting Sept 16, making the southern state of Malacca the first in this Muslim-majority country to have such an institution, said school chairman Abdul Rahman Abdul Karim.

The plan comes after Malaysian officials have voiced increasing concerns about teenagers who inadvertently become pregnant and drop out of school. Some young mothers have abandoned their babies in garbage dumps, bushes or public toilets.

The Islamic affairs department in Malacca will run the school and offer classes in math, science, English and other subjects alongside religious counselling for the girls, Mr Abdul Rahman said. They can also stay in a hostel next to the school.

'We want to give them a second chance to rebuild their future,' Mr Abdul Rahman said. 'After they deliver their babies, the girls can go back to their ordinary schools.'

Sex out of wedlock remains a taboo for many Muslims in Malaysia. Officials in Malacca have recorded at least 170 babies born out of wedlock this year. More than 70 were delivered by teenage girls. -- AP
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Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:10 pm

will it happen here ?

or all swept under the rug / carpet ?
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Postby duriz » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:13 pm

My first reaction: piangz :faint:

Q1: What kind of message is this sending to the youth?
Q2: How is a child having a child okay in our society?

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Re: New Special School ....

Postby jedamum » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:47 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:Sep 1, 2010
School for pregnant teens

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIAN state authorities will soon open a school exclusively for pregnant teenagers to help them overcome the stigma of having children without being married, an official said on Wednesday.

how is a school of such able to overcome such stigma when it is the mentality of bystanders that need to be changed?
there is no stopping family members from giving support and encouraging their child to return to studies once the baby is born, so i don't see the need for such special schools in SG. the issue most teen parents faced is seeing light at the end of the tunnel and feeling hopeful for their future; additionally, a subsidized vocational school for this group of teens is more suitable than asking them to go back and learn Maths and Science.
MHO.

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Re: New Special School ....

Postby LKVM » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:05 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:Sep 1, 2010
School for pregnant teens


I dont find any rational in having that :?

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