Although we are yet to get any funding for the project, we have gone ahead and identified the 20 schools. The schools are both in rural and urban areas. The headmasters of both secondary and primary schools are ready to try and implement a children’s parliament and see what kind of results that would bring to the school administration and general environment in school. Also identified are teachers that would be in the fore front in engaging the children to set up the parliament. These teachers will need to undergo scrutiny from pupils to ensure that they (children) are comfortable enough to work with them.
Clearly, Children’s Parliament has quite a lot of benefits that would bring to the good running of schools in Kenya and these include:
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Lastly, in 20 days Kenya will be going for elections and we pray and hope that all goes well. We do not want a scenario like we had in 2007/2008 post-election violence, but this is not to say, that as a project we have established a network of more than 30 Organizations within our district to prepare for any eventuality especially in regard to Gender Based Violence usually unleaseh on children and women. God help Kenya we pray.
My dear friends that is what we have for now. Please feel free to make enquiries on the project and we will respond in good time.
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