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Corporal Punishment Under Children Rights

Coporal Punishment was the major and highest or regulary used in most primary schools in Kakamenga North for many years. In the year 2008, The teachers and administrators who are always with pupils in the school and who administer this form of punishment were brought together at Malava center for a child to child traing . The teachers were trained on alternative punishment by the save the children representative under water and sanitation programme implemented jointly by KAMADEP. they were at first not sure if really the alternative punishment could work in their schools as others urgued that the pupils in their schools were used to coporal punishment and by introducing alternative punishment will increase levels of indiscipline in schools, but after the training process, the teachers agreed and saw the importance of alternative over corporal punishment.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Save The Children

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Malava, Kakamenga North, Kenya
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