Parents actively involved in their kids upbringing get a chance to nurture and be part of their kids' world. Beyond imagination, the right investments and emotional support are enablers to dream spaces for kids.
This story was submitted by mobile phone from the Ibuti village of the Kibedya ward, Gairo district Morogoro Tanzania as part of the Amplify program's, Global Conversations project, an effort to extend the reach of this challenge to communities without reliable access to the internet.
The content below was submitted in response to a weekly Radio show on Abood FM about Hopes and Dreams of children in the community. It was originally recorded in Swahili and then translated into English and posted by local volunteers.
What are your first reactions to today’s discussion, skit and question? Is this important to you?
This issue has a lot of importance to me and my children, and I will work hard to achieve the dreams of my children so that they may be able to nurture their talents till they are adults.
Tell us one example from your community of someone who has tried to solve this challenge. Who is it? What did they do? What is their contribution to the community?
One example that is subject of debate in a group is the example of Mama Jane whose child completed grade 7 and is expecting to study tailoring because that was her dream.
Question : How did today’s discussion go? What did people in the group agree on and disagree on?
Today's debate was good. When a conversations is brought into perspective and context, parents and care givers feel welcomed to join in and share what they feel concerning the direction on their kids future. Communities are excellent sources of support torwards dream "incubation and hatching." Just like an egg's dreams have to be protected till the are warm enough to hatch.
How might communities be encouraged to talk and share their kids dreams and be curious enough to find out what inspires this line of thought in their kids?
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