Now or Never!
Good morning From Uganda the Pearl of Africa. How are you wherever you live?
I felt like pinning down a few thoughts about the effects of Corona on our children across the globe.
How is it in your home, your hood and country at large?
To me its Sad as its, all over the world reports of domestic violence are rising the wake of this pandemic or may be endemic COVID-19 that has come with STAY HOME ORDERS FOR ALL. I feel better now after deciding to write this post. Do you want to know why? I have watched terrible news about suicide committed by children in this period and the last piece I watched was June 28th where a 12 year old girl committed suicide and unfortunately she had shared with her sibling about her intent to kill herself and how she was going to do it.
Her life would have been spared if her parents, relatives had more time may be with them. They could address whatever it was that prompted her to end her life at an incredibly young age.
Did you know that this domestic violence has become a shadow pandemic? Well frustrating as it is to parents/adults, what of the children.
Well, if you have not, its high time you spared part of your day and spend it with your children because it now for any leader/parent/teacher or concerned citizen to begin thinking about team work.We have tried with CORONA by staying home, washing hands, social distancing, among others. We can still do this together in case you suspect or think that child is in danger. You know what, the time is now to confront that shadow monster tormenting our children.
- Check in on them and see how they are doing physically and emotionally
- Learn and research more about domestic violence and note down details of helpline agencies, police, or even shelters.
- In case you suspect someone’s, life or health is in danger, please report immediately to the relevant authorities in your local are.
The amazing love, support that I have experienced here at Wealthy Affiliate is proof enough that we can do much more directly on the people that are around us physically.
Let’s save that child. Yes we can save that parent from hurting their own flesh and blood unknowingly.
Promise to share with me your thoughts on how to help the youngsters by posting a comment below.