This fact sheet is designed for educators, concerned community and parent organisations, as well as education officials.
Background: South Asia has a large proportion of young people in the world and teenage pregnancy has emerged as one of the major public health problem among them.
South African law forbids excluding pregnant teenagers from school and permits young parents to continue with their schooling.
This brief outlines the current legal situation in Tanzania with respect to attendance of pregnant schoolgirls as well as the benefits of educational attendance for pregnant school girls and young mothers.
This volume addresses the value of motivating teens to delay childbearing and expand their educational and economic goals. The volume explores critical components of these programmes and identifies successful strategies.