I remember when I was just 5 years old or less my mother started teaching me domestic chores, such as fetching long-distance water, collecting firewood, washing dishes and caring for my younger siblings, This seems to be very common in the community, at which point a 9-year-old boy spends his time playing with his peers. Even if he is given household responsibilities and does not do them no one will punish the father he becomes his advocate.
I remember my brother was not doing any work even setting the table for food is not responsible at all. My mother use to tell me learn to do household chores without embarrassing yourself in your marriage, I kept telling my mother because the girls are illiterate and we must get married.,Mother loves to answer it is our culture a girl child must remarry if you are late we must go to traditional experts to see the reason for your delay.
At the age of 13 at family level, school level and community at large this girl facing an mentioned challenges like;
buried of his dreams
- Voice less
- child marriage
- Early pregnancy
- be dependent
- Being an indecisive mother
being at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases
building community capacity on gender equality at all levels ,society should be aware that both girls and boys are entitled to basic rights without discrimination,
facilitating friendly learning environments such as hostel construction, providing stipend to children from poor families, supporting fares to those from rural areas and parents are not able to.
Educate men on the importance of participating in the upbringing of girls and boys together