|A parent emphasizing a point during the parents meeting.|
"There is no reason why we should stay at home with plenty of food yet our children are spending long hours at schools on empty stomachs" said Mr.Kasimoto Ernest.Parents of Kyabikere primary school have agreed to contributing food on a monthly basis for the pupils to have lunch at school. This was resolved during a one day parents meeting held at the school premises on 23rd June 2016 to plan for the well being, stay in school and prevention of violence against children. Among other things that were resolved during the meeting were; senior woman teacher should consistently monitor the girl pupils to maintain the hygiene of the girls during their special days of the month, parents should keep a keen eye on the friends their children make, dialogue with their children, Monitor their children’s school attendance, give career guidance to their children, appreciate their children the way they are and include them in decision making.
|The district inspector of schools addressing the parents on VAC issues|
This parents meeting was attended by approximately 120 people among which included the district inspector of schools Mr.Biryande Edson, Sub County chief Mr. Mr.Thawithemwira Eric, the district councilor Mr. Kisole Yonasani, parents and the school staff. In his speech, Mr.Biryande who was the guest of honour urged parents to respect the education journey their children are taking. “The education journey is the longest journey one can ever move, so we should ensure that our children complete that journey” he said. He further emphasized that parents should love their children, provide for them as that even the children carry that love to school. Mr.Edson said parents should frequently visit the school to monitor their children’s education journey and also bridge a link between the children and their teachers.
The meeting left many parents speechless for realizing that they have been ignorantly violating their children thus agreed upon making sure that they support the school to create zero violence against children. They said it should be a collective responsibility to make sure that children go to school, stay in school and complete school to have a happy generation in the near future.