A few weeks back we brought you the Porn Free Ug campaign under the hashtag #PornFreeUg. The campaign kicked off at Taibah International School as we earlier reported. Well, if you thought that was all, you got it wrong. In fact, a week after that, Safe Homes, Safe Communities continued with a visit to the community of Najjera where more than 30 parents and about 60 school-going boys and girls were met in many short sessions and taught on the influence of the media on their lives. There were two sessions. Godfrey Kutesa taught the boys and girls to make smart choices online.
So, after that weekend, Bugolobi flats was the next stop. Here, Godfrey Kutesa joined Book Point Uganda in an event that saw children of ages 4 to about 14 getting involved in reading in their various groups. The children each took turns to read aloud under the guidance of parents, and the team from Book Point Uganda.
At this gathering, Godfrey Kutesa encouraged the children to keep their minds clean and undefiled by media. Focusing mostly on the effects of bad picture (read pornography), and the misuse of smartphones as well as other media platforms, he encouraged them to resist the temptation to feed their young minds on unhealthy programs.
It was not all learn and no play. In fact, the children had a clown for their entertainment, games, and catwalk on the bare ground. This was our most interesting part of the day as we saw the children attempt to imitate what we assume they have seen on television. It was a great sight to see. We went back home refreshed by the joys that spending time impacting and watching the children play.