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Buikwe Village Teams Advocacy Train to End Early Child Pregnancies

According to Buikwe Deputy Education Officer Joyce Nalubega, the champions of advocacy at villages are going to monitor as well as engage parents and children emphasizing the high chances of missing returning to schools due to early pregnancies, dangers of child labour, indecent dressing and peer influence.
Children imprignated at a tender age.

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Buikwe district has embarked on training village teams advocacy to end the increasing early pregnancies among school children during the covid-19 induced education recess.

So far 240 residents have been trained from five sub counties located at the shores of Lake Victoria, namely Ngogwe, Kiyindi, Ssi-Bukunja, Nyenga and Najja. Village champions undergo training of one week.

  Buikwe Deputy Education Officer Joyce Nalubega says the arrangement was mainly for the five sub counties supported by Icelandic International Development Agency to boost study morale through constructing modern classroom blocks, toilets and extending solar pumped water to provide convenient learning environment to children at Lake Victoria shores.

  However, due to the early child pregnancy surge in the district, they have resolved to cover the entire district in fear of having few children returning to schools at the time of resumption especially female students. 

 

  Statistics at the District Health Department indicate that over 700 girls between the age of 14 to 16 got pregnant in Buikwe over the past two years.

  According to Nalubega, the champions of advocacy at villages are going to monitor as well as engage parents and children emphasizing high chances of missing returning to schools due to early pregnancies after school resumption, dangers of child labour, indecent dressing and peer influence.

  //Cue in: “Naye government... 

Cue out: ...okujjamu embuto’// 

Christopher Sseruyange, one of the champions says the arrangement is timely. He notes that it is going to help reduce the increasing numbers of girl children engaging in marital acts at an early age.

  He reveals that their major role now is reminding parents about their responsibility and proper monitoring of children than surrendering them to bad peer influences were their lives are ruined.

  //Cue in: “Entekateeka eno... 

Cue out: ...nga bakyali bato.”//

  Buikwe LC5 District Chairperson Jimmy Kanaabi appeals to the community to always report cases of child abuse to police, leaders and to other concerned citizens. 

He also appeals to the village trained champions to recurrently spread the acquired knowledge against all forms of child abuse.

  //Cue in: “Chairman mugambe... 

Cue out: ...baana bali mubibiina”//

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