Why boy child?

Carvota Akoth
Posted February 11, 2018 from Kenya

In our society boy child has been neglected. He has been left to struggle for himself. No one is rescuing him that's why he end up doing drugs joining a gang just to survive. Many of our men are drunkards. Is it because alcohol is so sweet? NO. It's because it's their only friend. Look here both a girl and a boy would open school at the same time but only a girl would be taken to school by the parent who would make sure that she's on the right hands of the teachers. On the other hand a boy would be given fare and told to go to school. He will end up in streets do drugs and reach to school late. No one will bother to ask what's wrong? Where were you? Instead he will be sent home and DO the same same things. Help me support boy child too much concentration have been put in girl child that they forgot boy child. They neglected him. Gender equality isn't that what they say?

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Olutosin
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2018

Wow what a strange world. In my country only the boy child is loved, preferred and respected. The boy child owns every property, power and prestige.

Hmm...... This world.

thanks so much for sharing about your society.

Carvota Akoth
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2018

Yeah. A strange world in deed. Your society is much better but girls suffer. It should be a fair treatment. Don't you think.

Olutosin
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2018

Oh Yes. I believe in equality for everyone. Nobody should suffer, not even animals.

Carvota Akoth
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2018

I can't agree any less

Jill Langhus
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2018

Hi Carvota. Welcome to World Pulse:-) That's too bad that boys aren't supported or encouraged in your region as much as girls. I agree that equality includes everyone. Do you have an initiative to support boys as much as girls, or are you recommending that everyone should give boys the same opportunities and support as girls?

Carvota Akoth
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2018

Hello jlanghus, right now I don't have much capacity or capital to support them but I would really feel great if they were cared for as much as girls

Jill Langhus
Feb 12, 2018
Feb 12, 2018

I see:-) Is this your main passion in life?

SanPatagonia
Jan 27
Jan 27

Hi, Carvota... You're right --- it's about that: we are equals and opportunities should work for everyone. Sometimes, at least in communication (and messages are really powerful these days), it's not that boys are left aside but many times are taken for granted. But we do have a responsibility in educating both boys and girls for a real social change. No gender parity arises if only one part of the issue is focused.
In 2015 UNESCO published a study about gender parity in education. Maybe you don't have an action platform running now, but you might have it in future and getting info to ground ideas is a good beginning. https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000234809

Keep on posting!

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