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Discussion on sexuality for USC students

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VPHCS staff members Ms. Cheryl Lisa Padilla – Molina, R.N., Dr. Mark Molina, Lynsy Linao, R.N., and VPHCS volunteer nurse Ms. Jethamae Paglinawan recently gave a talk on sexuality among students of the University of San Carlos – Talamban Campus (USC-TC).

The students are all scholars of the Passerelles Numeriques studying Cebu Systems and Networks Administration (CSNA) in the USC-TC under the Computer Engineering Department. Passerelles Numeriques (PN) is a French non-government organization that provides Information Technology (IT) scholarship to underprivileged students from Visayas and some parts of Mindanao. There are presently 69 students enrolled in the first semester this schoolyear.

The information discussion on sexuality was held as part of the students’ developmental activity. The first was held for 25 second year students last September 25 and the second for 45 first year students last October 2. Topics covered included anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system, contraceptive methods and sexually transmitted diseases.

The Passerelles Numeriques (PN) was born in 2005 to help disadvantaged students to create a better future for themselves and their families by educating and training on Information Technology. It started its three year pilot training in Cebu City on June 2009 in partnership with the USC. The students are housed in a lodging center in Talamban near the school.

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