The administration of Rukara sector in Kayonza district in cooperation with the World Vision Organisation has started a program of sensitizing parents to stop forcing their children do hard work which is inappropriate to their age
The main objective of this sensitization is to make parents know the effects of hard work to their children as it delays the functioning of their brains which makes them dull in schools.
In Kayonza district, many parents use their children for hard labour such as working in mining especially in Rwinkwavu sites and making their children miss schools to do petty trading which results into some of them dropping out of it completely.
Appolon Mwumvaneza the coordinator of World vision Rukara branch said that though there are expected punishments for such parents, they are not enough and that is why they opted for sensitization for them to know the dangers they are exposing their children to instead of doing it afraid of the law.
Parents will be given lessons on the dangers of hard labour on the children and how they can protect their children any kind of abuse and violence.