Family Life Education Programme Revived
March 12, 2023
The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has revived her transformative family life education programme after a 33 year hiatus.
The relaunch was marked during an inaugural Parenting Conference that attracted 48 self-sponsored parents and prospective parents.
“NCCK is working to ensure there is a programme that strengthens the institution of family,” explained Rev Canon Chris Kinyanjui, the NCCK General Secretary.
“We must bring to an end the trend where parents have become the source of social disorder in the society, and where parental conflicts have contributed to cases of child abuse”, he added.
During interactive sessions, the parents reflected on the joys of parenting despite the integral challenges of modernity.
Abdication of parenting responsibility by parents was noted as the leading cause of the problems being witnessed in society. Parents have handed over children to househelps, in addition to relinquishing character formation to teachers.
The training provided a safe space where the parents ventilated on their challenges and experiences.
Among the skills the parents gained were engaging their children on sex, controlling access to digital content, and nurturing healthy conversations with children.
The NCCK Family Life Education programme trainings are announced on https://fle.ncck.org