School holidays challenge
After going through all their share of processes and systems our young minds would now go on break where they would have to fend for themselves under the leadership of their parents and guardians. It is time for rest and reflections. Teachers have done their part and if the priority is right at home, they would be given time to catch up with literacy and numeracy skills together with the instilling of “Values” that we need to display as good citizens. This does not leave the adults around them to get away from their obligated duties of being exemplary and motivating factors for their offspring.
Added to this is the festive season that have always been a challenge in terms of overspending, social ills and poor time management.
Safety is of great concern especially during this cyclone season and unpredictable weather. My worry is that if our young minds are left on their own, they may, vulnerable as they are, get into unwanted situations which cannot be changed and restored.
This would leave a scar for their entire lives and would change their projected path to adulthood. My dear parents, jokes aside, we must empower our students with the human values enshrined in our scriptures to enable them to direct their energy towards an aim that could be discussed with them now.
Let us not leave this to a later date as by then it could be too late. Doing an hour of academic work would not kill them nor would bring any shame on your part.
Plan for their fun now, so that the time is not wasted which is hard to get back.
Monitor their movements, associations, social media connections, entertainment components, health and safety and finally, their needs for now while we are in control.
Once they are out of control, nothing will bring them back. Students; do something to save our mother earth and its environment. Obey our elders and see the difference. Let us make this holiday a different one than the ones of the past.