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Monday, July 31, 2017

Community members sensitized about prevention of Violence Against Children at Kisolholho primary school

This was during a  community sensitization session that was held on 27th July 2017  at Kisolholho primary school  play ground ,Karambi sub county with the theme  Stop violence against children for quality education “.The session  was attended by over 125 community members  who included parents, sub county leaders (sub county chief , CDO ,OC Police ,councilor) ,religious leaders, school management committee members ,community opinion leaders ,youth and children  from Kisolholho parish.
Key activities of the day: Songs, poems and skits from school children and drama groups ,speeches from  parents' leaders , local  political leaders ,sub county chief , CDO , OC police ,child rights activists and RIC-NET staff all focusing on  prevention of Violence Against Children   ,the rights and responsibilities of children and parents and community efforts to support prevention and management of violence against  children . 
Children of Kisolholho primary school presenting a song about violence against children
 All the key speakers emphasized on the parents’ role of providing and protecting their children to prepare them for a bright future which will not only benefit the children but also their parents. 
CDO Karambi giving his speech
We believe that when the community is aware about violence against children and how it can be prevented it reduces on violence cases since some perpetrators realize that the acts they do on their children are  bad and some are able to report these cases .
OC station  Karambi giving her remarks
This is one of the activities of the community driven mechanisms to prevent violence and adolescents in Kasese district project as implemented by the four RWECO member organizations of KALI, RIC-NET, GOOD HOPE and RIDE-Africa in partnership with Kasese guide radio with support from the Child rights and violence prevention –Fund (CRVP).