- Posted August 11, 2013 by
Cape Town, South Africa
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Africa we don't see
Supporting teen moms in South Africa
Teen pregnancy is a huge issue in South Africa. We have one of the highest rates in the world. When the topic comes up, the conversation invariably turns to prevention, often forgetting those who are already mothers.
It's in everybody's best interests that young mothers succeed. Young Mom Support aims help make that happen. A mother who feels supported and valued in her parenting will always do a better job than one who is ostracised and judged by her community.
Teen mothers need support, not judgment. Shame never made anyone a better parent.