BC-HOP Family & Education Prayer about student sex. Pray for the hearts of parents to turn to their children. Pray for the hearts of children to turn to their parents. And pray for a real move of God to sweep through both church and secular schools in Belize! Without that, education will continue to suffer and student sex will continue to spread inside and outside of schools.
Student sex is increasing. The Statistical Institute of Belize reports that about 75% of youth who are not attending school are sexually initiated. About half that amount, 38% of youth, who are in school are sexually initiated. Children both in and out of school have been targeted by the gay community. Student sex is also happening at younger ages. Even before they reach the age of 10, students often get the wrong kind of sex education from social media. Besides gay & porn websites, students easily find more sites with overly sexualized content. Such influences are filling in the void left by neglectful parents and teachers.
Some parents give students the wrong kind of attention. They abuse them emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and/or physically. Some not only harm their kids but they send them to school without food. It is difficult for hungry and neglected children to learn. This may be one reason why 25% of students failed to meet the minimum standard in the 2014 PSE exam. Also in 2014, only 48% of Fourth Form students took the CSEC English exam. Only 21% took the Math exam.
Secular educators tend to blame the low performance on the prevalence of private church schools in Belize. They say the main problem is church schools not adhering to government standards. But we know the main solution is more of God, not less. Pray for the hearts of parents to turn to their children. For the hearts of children to turn to their parents. And for a real move of God to sweep through both church and secular schools in Belize!
DailyInsight: “…turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, or else I will come and strike the land with a curse” (Mal. 4:6).
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