It is a common knowledge that pupils are not performing to their best much as the government and other partners are trying their best to see to it that a rise in literacy and numeracy levels be realized.
The situation on ground is that children are not attending school as expected. Studies has it that dropout rate is high such that out of every 10 pupils who start school 3 drop out,3 study up to university 2 go to vocational institutions while the 3 end up undefined. Cases of early marriages / pregnancies and malnutrition are common.
CfSU and its partners however believe that all the anomalies around the children are so because the parents are missing out in action. The solution therefore is to bring back on board the parent and the community at large reminding them to mind their responsibilities as parents and care takers of the children of the nation.
Various methods were used to address this issue the most effective having been the community walk. Pupils led by Yawe band took a community a walk through the villages surrounding their schools led by Yawe band with a message calling upon their parents for support both at school and at home. Bwanika p/s and Canon Apollo walked around the villages surrounding their schools.
The chief walker for Canon Apollo was the PTA chair person Ms Kemigisa Beatrice while that of Bwanika was the school management committee chair man Rev. Johnson Tibananura
Through the walk, the children’s request for their parents support both at home and school was communicated. The pupils enjoyed the musical exercise that made school dropouts and idlers become envious. The estimated number of people reached was about 1600.
The day was such a success for it created such an impact that put the village on edge as they reconciled within themselves. The band is estimated to have reached about 800 people.