Farm School stakeholders tackle ill-discipline by scholars
Ill-discipline and behavioral changes from learners prompted an awareness day between parents, teachers, the police, local councilors, social organisations and learners from Vanani Farm School in Gonubie on Thursday. Mzamomhle Community Hall was filled to capacity as stakeholders engaged on challenges facing learners.
School principal, Lindiswa Damoyi, said, “these kids are losing discipline which negatively affects their academic performance. We decided to host this awareness day and call on different departments to come speak to these learners together with their parents,” explained Damoyi.
Constable Busisiwe Wellem, coordinator of the Victim Empowerment Programme at Gonubie police station encouraged parents to visit her office whenever they notice strange behavior from their children. “I want to encourage you parents to talk to these kids, as most of their problems manifest at a young age. Also, to you learners, do not hesitate to report cases where you are being victimised sexually and otherwise, my office is always there to assist,” assured Wellem
Luyanda Sompa, Social worker from CMR East London pleaded with parents to always make sure they raise their kids in clean environments and also teach them to do home chores so they can be responsible individuals.
Sikhumbuzo Booi, a parent, felt the event was necessary and helpful as it will build a strong relationship between parents, teachers and the learners.