Monday, 18 July 2016

Teachers Learn from their Peers

Teachers of schools participating in the project ‘community-led mechanisms to prevent violence against children and adolescents in Kasese District, Rwenzori Region’ benefited from the exchange visits around the district. School tours were carried out by the visiting teachers to expose them to best practices of hygiene and sanitation in toilets, kitchen, class rooms, changing room for girls and the compound through having tip-taps, brooms, rubbish pits, basins and jerricans.
The hosting schools’ senior man and woman lectured the visiting teachers on how violence against children can best be prevented. Ibuga primary school was visited on 30th June 2016 and emphasis was put on provision of lunch to the pupils, Daily attendance of teachers at school, adoption of other punishments which are not corporal and giving a skill of reusable sanitary pads to the pupils so as to promote good concentration in class, promote hygiene and prevent girl child drop outs.
Cluster meetings were also emphasized between the cultivators and pastoralists during the Parents general meetings and teachers were advised to choose either to be CHEATERS or TEACHERS.
Prepared by:
Asiimwe Pamella
Project Officer
VAC Project
30th June and 1st July 2016

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