“Thank you for talking about Virginity. I thought I was the only virgin left”. Those were the words of a 14-year old girl who needed someone to speak up on Virginity.
World Virginity Day (WVD) is an annual event, powered by MINE Teenage Ministry, a non-profit organization committed to Moulding, Inpsiring, Nuturing and Empowering Teenagers.
WVD holds every second Saturday in June. We held the first in 2011. This year, 2016, marks the 6th year. We have recorded huge successes in all the five previous campaigns.
Why is it called World Virginity Day not World Sexual Purity Day?
We believe in Sexual Purity and that’s the underlying message we are advocating but we have a BIGGER GOAL; restoring the value of VIRGINITY. We want to raise a generation of children, teenagers and youth that know it’s okay and normal to keep yourself until your wedding night.
Currently, we live in a world, where the media is telling the young chaps to “DO IT”. Please do a survey in your local schools and you’d discover that virgins are ashamed of their “status”. Their friends make them feel like weirdos or outcasts. It wasn’t like this in the beginning. We want virgins to know they are doing the right thing. We want to strengthen them by letting them know they are not alone.
What of those that have had sex already?
It’s unfortunate that has happened but we ask them to stay sexually pure hence. That it has happened before doesn’t mean it should continue. They can decide from RIGHT NOW to stay pure and God will honour them for it. In fact, we celebrate them more and their spouses too would, because it takes more strength to say NO after you’ve been there before.
What do we hope to achieve from WVD?
I am excited as I reveal this to you. We want to RAISE a new generation. Where in ten years, if you visit a secondary school and ask how many boys and girls are sexually active, no hand would come up. Because a new culture of Sexual Purity and Keeping Sex for Marriage would have become the new NORM.
So, this campaign is more for our unborn children, primary school children and other youngsters. We’re replacing a generation that is confused with a generation that would be better informed. We want them to see that it’s BEAUTIFUL to keep sex until marriage and stay sexually pure in the process.
Our acronym, which has become an internationally trending tag is NOSUM, No Sex Until Marriage. So, when you post things on social media, especially relating to this topic, please add #nosum
Titi and I (Coordinators of MINE Teenage Minsitry) were virgins on our wedding night. Please remember what I said earlier, this is not to spite those who have made mistakes but to both save and encourage the upcoming generation.
And guess what? Not all of us on this campaign are virgins. Some have done it, had sex, done abortions, are single mums, etc but we are taking to stand to both stay sexually pure and help the younger ones not to make the mistakes we made.
We desire to hold this year’s campaign at Expo Center, Eko Hotel, Lagos and broadcast live across ALL continents of the world.
One young boy or girl that would have become a rapist or sex addict, or would have contracted some STD, would see it and be “saved”. It’s all in the power of love. Please let’s come together and make a difference.
Thank you so much!
To be a part of this, please give your best.
Our estimated budget for this year is about N20million (twenty million naira). 1,000 of us giving N20,000 would settle it and we know some of us can even foot the bill singlehandedly. This is A WORTHY CAUSE.
It’s not about a religion, or political party, or gender or race. It’s about OUR FUTURE and the LIVES of our VULNERABLE CHILDREN.
Donations should please be forwarded to:
MINE Teenage Ministry
We are people of integrity. We would give a 100% detailed account of how much came in and how it was spent. Please partner with us. People have already started responding. It requires urgency, especially for booking down the venue.
Many thanks again for taking your time to read this.
God bless you and give you reasons to be glad you joined us!