- Teen pregnancies especially in slums is on the rise.
- stakeholders on the other hand requested parents to be closer and monitor the learning Progress of their children and even speak with them more often on matters surrounding their lives.
Parents have asked to be in touch and monitor their children during the long holidays to avoid cases of early pregnancies,drugs among other peer issues.
“Mimi kama teen mother nilipata mimba na 18 years nikiwa form two.Nimekuwa na shida mob mambo hayako poa na maisha si mzuri juu hata mtoto wangu huyu pia ana disabilities, watoi wajichunge tu sio kurahisi usione mtu ameza udhani amefurahi utapitia challenges mingi..juu utapata hauna kazi unahustle mama pia hana job utapitia for now mimi siendi shule nastruggle kulea juu hata familia yetu hatuko poa.Advise yangu kwa mateens ni kuwa wakue wapole kua vitu mob inatungoja tukimess.” Cyncia Akinyi teen mother from Mathare told Ghetto Radio News.
“Raising children in Ghetto is challenging and if you’re not careful they can end up as thugs due bad influence,drug addicts or even early marriage and pregnancies.so Mimi kitu imenisaidia ni kukuwa open na watoi wangu,kuwashow wako free kusema anything inawasumbua and they do that without limits.” Jane a mother said.
Meanwhile the education stakeholders on the other hand requested parents to be closer and monitor the learning Progress of their children and even speak with them more often on matters surrounding their lives.
“When we talked about learning Progress let it be the books and also their general well being this will ensure they adapt to trends.Another thing you need close monitoring on use of internet because it is a place where there is a lot of obscene content ..when you expose your child to the phones and internet so much then expect a lot of changes in terms of their behavior.” Mary Mwami and educationist told Ghetto Radio News.