Ida and Diana went to Maliga to teach about school dropouts. The community had government officials who were fumigating their homes. We sat for some time and decided to move house to house, it is from here that we met Juma, Esther and Fatuma who were victims of school dropouts. Esther is in primary seven, while Juma and Fatuma are in primary six. These children have a kiosk where they try to get some money to earn a living. They now prefer to do that business rather than being at school. They told us that their parents don’t have money and that they prefer them doing that business.
Diana and Ida asked them where their parents were, they said that they had gone to the garden. Diana talked to them and told them dangers of being a school drop which include early pregnancies, getting married at a young stage, being mocked by the educated ones, leaving in a poverty life. Ida told them that no person will want to associate with the person who dropped out of school. She encouraged them to embrace education and love it so much, because it will make their parents and the community happy.
Diana and Ida promised to talk to their parents when they come for lessons.
2021-03-15 - Purpose: To continue with the lesson of school dropouts in Maliga
Yes, the community is very active, they are well versed with the community lessons.
Program Critical Needs
The community is very responsive to the lessons.
Other Program Observations
The Mvule and kitchen program are doing well
Program Expected Of Village
They need to come in big numbers, keep time and put on masks.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
The staff needs to prepare lessons before going to the village
Ida talking to some of the children who are victims of school dropouts.