‘Youth Gozo’ 2-days of events focusing on sexual health with a Gozitan dimension

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'Youth Gozo' 2-days of events focusing on sexual health with a Gozitan dimension‘Youth Gozo’ was held last Friday and Saturday. The yearly set of events, organised by the Gozo University Group, in collaboration with Agenzija Zghazagh, focused this year on sexual health, with a Gozitan dimension.

On Friday several Gozitan youth organisations participated in the yearly Youth Expo, held at Lucky Jack’s in Victoria, these included the Victoria Scout Group, Xaghra Scout Group, Gozo Youth Council, GUG and YT4E (Youth for the Environment).

These organisations showcased the work they did during the year, while also presenting new projects. A prominent project was presented to the attending youth by the Gozo Youth Council, iLead.

Then on Saturday, GUG also organised a conference on sexual health in relation to youth in Gozo. Contributing to the conference were Ms. Maria Attard, from Dar Guzeppa Debono, and Ms. Maria Abela from the GU Clinic. Several youths from different backgrounds attended.

On the day several discussions were held, the main being on whether there should be a GU Clinic in Gozo, for easier STD testing for Gozitans. Those present agreed that this was necessary, and would be a step forward with regards to a sexual health policy in Gozo.

This year with Youth Gozo, GUG had decided to embark on this different kind of project to try and start filling a gap that exists in Gozo. “We hope to continue organising related events with the relevant stakeholders, so that we can offer something of value to Gozitan youth,” GUG said.

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