A CAMPAIGN to raise awareness in the community about the increasing rate of teenage pregnancies was hosted by the Church of Scotland Hospital on 21 July. Teenage pregnancies negatively impacts on many aspects, particularly education. About 900 people from the community and Zenzele and Mbonja High School pupils were present as the Department of Health launched the programme, in conjunction with other departments covering various services that are youth-friendly. During the programme department officials asked questions about the presentations that were held to ensure that pupils understood the subjects. Pupils who answered the questions correctly were given prizes as a token of appreciation. However, it was also made clear to the youth the most valuable prize they could be given was the information and advice presented that day. Teenage pregnancy is recognised as a serious problem among young people and pupils should not allow poverty and age-disparate relationships to unwanted pregnancies.