Parents’ seminar to be held at New Prison hall

2018-11-14 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedIncema non-profit organisation members.

PHOTO: suppliedIncema non-profit organisation members.

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INCEMA non-profit organisation will for the first time host a seminar for parents. It is to be held on November 17 at New Prison hall from 11 am to 2 pm.

The theme for the seminar is “Why do we let our children graduate as criminals?”

Thenjiwe Ngcobo, who is the chairperson of Incema, told Echo that the seminar is aimed at encouraging parents not to focus too much on their daily jobs that they end up neglecting their own children because it might have a negative impact on their child’s upbringing.

“When we held our last programme with the children in August, we found out from the children that most of them feel neglected by their own parents, which is one of the things that makes them turn to crime because no one is giving them attention. We want to use this seminar to share tips and principles as parents on the way forward in making sure that we do not forget about our own children.

“Some parents go all the way in helping other children outside while their own children are left with no one to help them. We want to say to parents, before you go out and try to fix the world, you need to start at home. We can do programmes with children but if we do not share what we discover with their parents, we will never win this fight of trying to prevent our children from turning to crime,” she said.

Ngcobo said there will also be children representatives who will be able to share their problems with the parents at the seminar.

She said that Incema will also use the seminar to raise funds that will assist in doing follow-ups on the pending programmes.

The entrance fee for parents is R150 per parent and R250 for two parents.

For more information, contact Busi Shezi at 076 765 5567.

RSVP to Thenjiwe Ngcobo at 078 214 8133.

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