Parents aiding child trafficking

By Ivan Kabuye

Naduli said the government cannot stop child trafficking if parents keep giving out their children to people who promise them good jobs abroad and don’t go through legal procedures.

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Parents have been urged to stop giving out their children to people in the guise of finding them jobs abroad.

According to Abdul Naduli, Minister without  portfolio, children are promised jobs that may not be readily available hence turning them into slaves.

He said parents are aiding the rampant child trafficking.

Naduli said the government cannot stop child trafficking if parents keep giving out their children to people who promise them good jobs abroad and don’t go through legal procedures. 

Speaking at the launch of the Luise Neuendorf Foundation website aimed at helping community children get access to free education on Saturday in Nansana, Naduli noted that many people pretend to take children abroad and when they fail to get them jobs; they are turned in to slaves.

 hildren from the oundation performing for the guests with traditional dances during the aunching of uise euendorf oundation Children from the Foundation performing for the guests with traditional dances during the Launching of Luise Neuendorf Foundation

 

“Child trafficking is becoming rampant nowadays. This is as a result of parents who give out their children to be taken for work abroad hence ending up being used as slaves,” he added.

Luise Neuendorf Foundation helps children within the community access education. So far, about 200 children have benefitted from the foundation since its inception in 2018.

Prince Dan Ngobi, Luise Neuendorf director said they also want to set up a vocation institute to train children in vocational skills such as bakery, construction, and mechanics among others.

He explained that many children are discouraged from traveling to school due to long distances. However, with supplementation such as vocational skills, the children will be encouraged to do partake in skills of their interest.

“We believe that moving for a short distance will help keep children in school and reduce the number of school dropouts,” Ngobi said.