THIS is part of the reality of working with Ugandan schools. Thankfully these cases are rare, but nonetheless absolutely heart-breaking when they do happen! Unfortunately caning, however, is not rare and would happen hundreds of times every day (in one school). This was one of the headlines in the news this week: not in Gulu district where we live and our main work is, but in a district with an organisation we are partnering with (click on the image to read the full article).
THIS is also why we are grateful to be partnering with the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) and the Ugandan Christian Lawyer’s Fraternity (UCLF) with their work on Child Protection in schools, and grateful for the expertise they have shared with our student teachers.
THIS is one of the many reasons why we have started our own nursery teacher training college, to train teachers in ALL aspects of teaching and learning and not just reading and writing; and to encourage young teachers to see the value of each child and to treat children with dignity and respect.
THIS is one of the reasons why Myron attends a small home-school co-operative.
THIS is one of the reasons why it is extremely difficult for me to recommend schools when parents, friends, colleagues and acquaintances ask me which school should they send their child to.
THIS is one of the reasons why we are still here…