I recently had to pull my son out of the Ugandan school system because he was beginning to feel used and abused. On a daily basis, children are being physically abused despite laws being passed to prevent corporal punishment. Many teachers refuse to learn how to effectively manage a classroom. Children are shamed, and made to feel horrible, in what is suppose to be a conducive environment. My son was literally becoming depressed over the daily beatings and shaming episodes.
Most of the teachers only have to do at most two years of training, and range in age from 20 and up. They are very young and inexperienced. My only option outside of sending him to expensive international schools was to homeschool him over the internet. I am wondering if other parents are finding this a problem in other countries. What can be done to address this issue on a more global level. How can it be brough to the attention of children's rights groups?
Thanks for listening, would love to hear other stories.