Youth Alive Uganda last weekend reached out to the youth of
Lugazi Town Council in Mukono District, to increase HIV/AIDS
Pupils from various schools marched to the tunes of a brass band,
holding banners that condemned cross-generational sex.
The charity walk started at St. Kizito Primary School and ended
at the grounds opposite the park, where the awareness rally took
According to the Programme Co-ordinator, Matthias Tezikuba, Youth
Alive chose to have this programme in Lugazi due to the many
negative stories that come out of Mukono.
Tezikuba spoke about the dangers of HIV/AIDS and cautioned the
youth to abstain from sex in order to be safe. The theme of the
event was 'Stop Cross-Generational Sexual Relations'. Most cases
of HIV/AIDS infection have been through cross-generational sex.
"Cross-generational sex takes place when someone in a different
age group gets involved with someone in a much lower or higher
age group," Tezikuba explained in Luganda.
The pupils of various primary and secondary schools from Lugazi
Town Council showed great awareness of the different consequences
of a reckless lifestyle that could lead to AIDS. These had been
learned through various Youth Alive activities in their schools.
Tezikuba decried the poor funding that is allocated to preventive
programmes, compared to what is spent on the treatment of AIDS.
He urged donors to be keen about behavioural change and
abstinence programmes that help to reduce the rate of HIV
The MP for Buikwe West, Hon. Norman Ibrahim Muwulize arrived and
pledged his support for the fight against AIDS. He also condemned
those agitating for the legalization of prostitution.