Dilemma for parents as extended December school break looms

empty classroomParents in Kenya are facing the challenge of keeping their children safe – and occupied – over the newly-extended December holidays.

The term times of Kenyan schools were re-organised in May 2016 by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and will see the forthcoming December break extended to 68 days.

There are concerns that many children will have to stay at home unsupervised while parents are at work and that they could be drawn into crime – or worse.

And because parents pay fees to send their children to school, some will not have enough money to feed their offspring over the extended holiday.

Some parents are planning to send their youngsters to family in rural areas to help out with farm work in order to keep them busy and safe until term begins again.

Read more here from Nairobi News

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