Holidays can be used to teach our local languages
Our vernacular language is at risk of extinction if we do not defend it. Our parents and guardians are on the top of the list in killing our vernacular. Even though they spend a lot of time at work, that should not be an excuse because they can still create time to spend with their children and teach them their vernacular. Parents and guardians want their children to speak in English or Kiswahili because they find it fashionable. Intermarriages have also contributed to the diminishing of vernaculars since it is not easy for a a child to learn both languages at the same time. But since we can’t say people shouldn’t intermarry, we have an option of opening tutorial schools which should teach our language during long holidays for those who find it necessary. We must take the necessary action to preserve our culture and languages. Embracing the Western culture shouldn’t be at our expense.
STEVE ROP KIMC