NCC’s engagement of father’s creates impetus for school committees
The view that fathers are not interested in their children’s well being and education may be misleading on many fronts.
This was observed by the National Council for Children (NCC) recently, when it held various workshops in different schools on the importance of fathers in the education of their children.
The last event was held at Takamaka Primary school last week, where more than 80 fathers attended the half day presentation and discussion.
“It is amazing to see them (the fathers) actively engaging in the programme, which hopefully will be put into practise in their homes and families afterwards,” stated Fatma Bibi, the Training Coordinator of NCC.
The session was at the demand of the Takamaka school, with the fathers invited not only to attend the session but to assist in the classes as well.
The National Council for Children recently took on the task to actively involve men in their different programmes, which it now says is bearing fruits, especially in schools.
According to Mrs Bibi, NCC has been instrumental in engaging men to create committees in the schools where they have held awareness sessions with the fathers.
These includes Grand Anse Praslin Primary school and the Baie Lazare Primary school.
“We will try our best to support the schools and the committees with different activities that will further empower them, “says Mrs Bibi.