Kenyan Children In Mulanda Miss Out On Education

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Kenyan Children of school going age are stranded at Mulanda refugee transit center, in Tororo with no education. More than 400 children are spending their days roaming around the camp because there are no classes provided for them. During the relocation of the refugees to Mulanda transit point, the Ugandan government and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC) promised to provide formal education for the children in the transit center. But Peter Karanga, the Chairman of Mulanda refugee transit center says that no form of education has so far been provided for the refugees. Karanga explains that the leaders have to substitute prayers for formal education. The camp leaders organise morning prayers to engage the children in some kind of spiritual nurturing. // Cue in: iWe have young men here#i Cue out i#where our children can learni// Hapimbaza Hashaka, the Tororo Resident District Commissioner, says the provision of education has proved difficult due to lack of teachers. Hashaka explains that the sitiuation has been aggravated by the difference between the Ugandan and Kenyan sysllabus. He says it is difficult for the teachers to harmonise. Hashaka says efforts to source Kenyan teachers through the Kenyan high commission to teach at the center, have proved futile because the Kenyan government wants the refugees to return home.


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