Monday, 16 June 2014


THE DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD
Theme: " A Child friendly, Quality, Free And Compulsory Education For All Children"
There Is Need To Sensitize those in the rural areas on the rights of children that is if we are to fight the vice of child abuse.
In Uganda, a study done by ANPPCAN in 2013 on several children abuse offenses, 25.4% children aed 5-17 yrs are involved in CHILD LABOR. In 2011 about 2.75 million children were identified as laborers of which 1.4 million were in hazardous child labor.Nearly half of the working children 45% in the districts of Wakiso, Rakai & Mbale are forced to carry heavy loads that affect their physical development. The same study showed the existence of 1,340 child laborers in the parishes of mutukula and nakatogo in Rakai district, of these the majority were girls at 56%.
                   
                     GIRL CHILD EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT

When you educate a girl you educate a nation, “Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.”― Adelaide Hoodless

CELEBRATION OF THE DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD AS FROM NORTHERN UGANDA.

Between 2003 and 2007 enrollment of children in school dropped drastically. The authorities then attributed the low numbers to the the Lord's Resistance Army(LRA)  rebel invasion. During the invasion , many schools got displaced, others became strong bases for the rebels. Leaders today resolve that any child of school going age must attend school - The challenge is that even the few available schools require facilities, scholastic, and teachers - There is need to also train school management committees given to the remoteness of these areas and the fact that the pupil to teacher ratio is very high hence need for more of the teaching staff with skills.

Girl Child School Drop Outs  are so high and still remain a challenge. Mtoto w'afrika believes that
When 10% More Girls Go To School, A Country’s GDP Increases On Average By 3%
QUESTION IS: WHAT IMPACT CAN RESULT IN THIS REGION IF THAT BELIEF IS ACHIEVED