When we heard that pupils and students are to return to school, like every parent, it was a mixed feeling of gladness and uncertainty. We are glad our children can go back to their books and better themselves but certainly not amid a pandemic which keeps on rising in the number of cases. Children are vulnerable, they want to be loved and show love. Therefore, the thoughts of meeting their friends and having physical contact are exciting for them however it can’t be possible this time around. They need to sit apart from their friends and wear a mask throughout the day and all these may seem confusing to them.
Parents, the care of your children lies on no one else except you. Before we hand them over to their teachers, let’s be responsible for their safety first. The safety of the children must be our burden than the thought of getting rid of them from our sight.
From personal observation, children listen to their teachers a lot because most parents have been absent. During this time, it’s essential for collaboration between teachers and parents to ensure that the future is not ripped off at an early stage. No one is excused from the virus and with the nature of children, they’re more exposed than anyone. Let’s protect them whiles educating them on the need to quit playing for safety.
Moving to the other side of town is another cluster of children who may not be in school and are in more danger and risk transmitting such danger to all of us. The children on the street are even more exposed by not wearing any nose mask, no visible veronica bucket to wash there, no social distancing due to lack of space, and for some the ignorance of the virus. A member of them contacts the virus and we’re assured of a national disaster. Just as we’re on the lookout for ourselves, we also have to be on the lookout for our neighbor who can be a potential transmitter.
The price of a nose mask purchased for a street child would save an entire community of relying on breathing aids. It’s an appeal to all of us to help save our street children while protecting ourselves. Once you meet one without any personal protection equipment, it’s not a signal to back off but shows we care by providing for them as well, for the safety of ourselves and our children lies on making the needs of street children paramount.
YENHOHIA! WE MATTER TOO
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