Mariam Sambe

Researcher - Health Education
Montreal, Canada

About Mariam

Languages

Amharic, English, French

Areas of Expertise

Community Action, Leadership & Change, HIV/AIDS Prevention, health education, educator, Coordinator, Public Speaking

An idea worth spreading

Holistic Education

I'm passionate about

Knowledge as a whole; whether brought by books/articles, traveling, experiences… Education.

Talk to me about

Sustainable development, sports, holistic education, music, technological advancements, healthcare.

Comments & conversations

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Mariam Sambe
Posted about 1 year ago
Who's responsibility is it to teach sex-education? Parents or Schools?
No actually, I haven't. Other than the one you just sent me. That's actually why I am posing this question here. I never received sex-education from my parents (big taboo in my culture), so I got it from friends and school. This is the reality of most African and Asian countries where talking about sex is not common, so kids receive their sex-ed in high school (which can be too late as they reach early-teen in middle school or primary school). I'm very glad to see everyone's answers here.
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Mariam Sambe
Posted about 1 year ago
Who's responsibility is it to teach sex-education? Parents or Schools?
Hi Mary, Thanks for the response. Parents have the responsibility to teach their kids about sex, but when they don't do it, teacher may have to take over I think. I've been in health education for about 8 years. Today's youth are surrounded by so much technology that it is affecting (in a good and bad way) they way they communicate and the way they get information. Technology is growing so fast that what happened to a youth 2 years ago is different from what will happen to his little sister today. Hence, the importance for parents to quickly adapt. Like Adesh said above, it is fundamental for parents AND teachers to be properly educated to give sex-education, but to also speak in the langue youth understand.