Create safe environment where all children can learn and grow

By Martin Juma | Feb. 23, 2023

A boy plays at their home at Bidii centre in Kitale, Trans Nzoia county on March 25, 2022. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

In Kenya, the challenges of child safeguarding in communities and schools is well documented. Sadly, pupils are often victims, and in a large number of instances, teachers have been cited as the perpetrators. Between 2014 and 2019, on average 125 teachers a year were dismissed by the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) for sexual abuse in schools; but cases that result in dismissal almost fade into insignificance when reviewed against abuse figures.

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Engaging The Society

It should be understood that a balance between society A and mainstream societal standards with regards to children is something to be handled with care.