Ntungamo Parents Tipped on Keeping Children in School

By Anthony Kushaba

Parents in the southwestern district of Ntungamo have been urged to ensure their children stay in school to secure a better future.

The call was made today by Ntungamo District Chairperson Samuel Muchunguzi Rwakigoba during the handover of support equipment to parasocial workers at the Ntungamo district headquarters. Muchunguzi highlighted the serious challenges of child labor and high dropout rates, which he identified as significant threats to the future generation.

He commended UNICEF for its support of parasocial workers in the district, who are instrumental in fighting for children's rights. Ntungamo Deputy Resident District Commissioner Rosemary Atuhaire also spoke at the event, urging parents to work towards preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS.

The support equipment, including gumboots, umbrellas, bags, and raincoats, was provided to over 120 parasocial workers to facilitate their duties. Benon Mugume, the Senior Probation and Welfare Officer for Ntungamo District, noted that these achievements were made possible with UNICEF's support, emphasizing the importance of protecting children's rights and following up on cases involving children.

Eva Atuhaire, one of the beneficiaries, expressed that the intervention serves as encouragement for the parasocial workers, who are volunteers. She praised the district and UNICEF for their collaborative efforts in ensuring children's rights are protected.

Ntungamo District has over 300 parasocial workers dedicated to supporting child welfare.