Family planning is vital in helping a family plan and space their family. It provides men and women the choices of when and how many children to have.
Family planning is also important in helping the nation achieve a sustainable population growth.This means better planning and equal distribution of essential services and resources resulting in a happy and healthy society.
Raising a family is very expensive given the high prices of goods and services. Bringing a child into the world means many different responsibilities and enables a child to go to school, have a job, and look after him or herself.
A planned family means a happy and healthy society. When a family has too many children, parents can not afford to meet all necessities resulting in poverty and poor health.
Comment: A woman who has too many babies too soon will suffer from Kwashiorkor. It is an African word that means that " the child in the womb is putting an evil eye on the child at the breast". The mother will not have enough milk to feed more than one child.
Maternal and infant mortality comes out of the malnutrition caused by too many small babies and poverty of family.
The focus of this FODE course is on RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES of husbands and wives. Child bearing is a key part of this.
Rights and Responsibilities is the focus of the schools Personal Development courses and the Positive Living program.