Schools must address mental health needs of pupils abused during break

Schools must address mental health needs of pupils abused during break

Nov 18, 2020 Our Blog by admin
The deputy headteacher of Moi Avenue Primary School, Nairobi, speaks to Standard Eight candidates when schools reopened on October 12, 2020 after months of closure due to Covid-19.  Photo: Nation Media Group

Bar a drastic and far-reaching occurrence, schools will fully reopen on January 4 in accordance with a directive from the Ministry of Education.

This has been a year like no other — a terrible and one that we would all want to wish away, given the toll of the dreadful Covid-19 since March. These unfortunate effects will not only be felt by the schools but also directly by pupils and students.

However, directly hit hard, especially emotionally and psychologically, are the girls who fell victim to sexual violence and other violations and circumstances that led to their getting pregnant. WoN Executive Director Njeri Rugene writes on Daily Nation…Read more…

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