The Salesians of Don Bosco invited students from schools around Swaziland to attend a youth rally in Manzini on Tuesday 2 June, 2009 at the Bosco Skills Centre. Approximately 7000 attended this exciting event. The days programme included testimonies, educational drama, entertainment, dancing, singing and the key note address by the international speaker, Pam Stenzel. She was accompanied by a theatre group called Mad Dogs and Englishmen.
Pam Stenzel is an internationally respected expert on sex, love, and relationships. With an M.A. in counselling psychology, she possesses an in-depth understanding of the perils that young people face as they make adult choices. Pam is an in-demand communicator who has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. The founder of Enlighten Communications, Inc., she is the award-winning creator of a number of videos on the subjects of sex, abstinence, and relational issues for teens. Her books include the recent Sex Has a Price Tag. Pam travels nationally and internationally, speaking to over 500,000 teens annually. She is married with children and lives in Grand Rapids , Michigan, USA .
Mad Dogs and Englishmen have been touring since 1995 and have educated and entertained thousands through comedy, music, improvisation and drama.
Their message was to encourage young people to make responsible choices and to understand the consequences of early teenage sexual activity. Pam Stenzel emphasized the importance of mutual respect in all loving relationships. Included in her talk were discussions on dating, HIV prevention, STI testing and abstinence.
Yours in Christ,
Br Victor Ndlovu sdb Carla Cabrita