Teen Sex Workers Should Be Counselled Back To Society

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SUVA – Teenage youths who loiter in public places as sex workers should be identified and counselled so they are redirected back into the society.

And people should be educated to refrain from stigmatising them because they are normal human beings, created in the image of God.

These were the sentiments of Pastor Ratu Josaia Loloma, the interim executive officer Northern for Youth Assembly of the Fiji Islands under the National Youth Council in an interview with The Fiji Times yesterday.

He said unfortunate youths deserved to be treated with respect to help them discover their purpose in life. “It is not their (youths) fault instead it’s the teaching they bear from home,” Ratu Josaia said.

“Youths end up on our streets to find pleasure and money,” he said.

“We need to identify and counsel them with confidential measures to help them utilise their skills and talents according to the will of God.”

“We need to work together to create awareness on this issue because it might be your sister, mother or brother who is affected and is seeking for your help right now,” Ratu Josaia said

He said his mission to change the lives of unfortunate youths in the north would come as a challenge but he was prepared to overcome it.

“I am a vessel of God and my sole aim is to redirect youths and fit them back into the society because that is their rightful home.

“There should be more community outreach and I hope the faith-based leaders and Non- Governmental organisations (NGOs) look into this matter seriously,” he said.