17 March 2014

Tanzania: Parents Counselled On Children

THE Director of African Inland Church Tanzania (AICT) Goroka Centre in Temeke, Dar es Salaam, has urged poor parents, whose children are being taken care of by the centre, to make a follow-up on the children's performance instead of leaving the task to the centre alone.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam during a seminar with the parents, The Director of AICT Goroka, Ms Angela David, said that most of the parents after enrolling their children at the centre they forget their responsibilities.

"Most of the parents have little knowledge in monitoring the development of their children's performance. As a result the task is left to the centre to make follow-ups," said Ms David.

She also enlightened the parents on how to avoid unnecessary family conflicts that may lead to separation of parents resulting in the children lacking permanent homes.

Conflicts in families are the main reason why most needy children in the country end up in the streets and lack parental care, education and supervision.

Agnes Kagaruki, a widow who is a mother of an eight-year-old boy who is assisted by the centre, revealed that the centre has been assisting their children in acquiring education, proper medical and social treatment as well as directing the children in good morals.

AICT Goroka Centre has been operating for about a year now and three months since its establishment with the collaboration of a non-governmental organization by the name of Compassion. The centre has about 251 children who are aged between three and eight years.

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