This is a rite of passage that is very important as it helps with the transition from a child to an adult.It is an aspect of personal development.
During the olden days,young girls were supposed to spend time with their grandmothers while for the young boys with the grandfathers.In both cases,that is where they got their advice from concerning what is expected of them as they grow older and older.It was a culture that went on well and was of help.
But for today things have really changed children do not even go to their grandmothers to catch bed time stories.
But for these last few weeks,I’ve heard of something that different NGOs have come up with that is to helping the childhood to adulthood transition.
Such institutions are doing this for a fee whereby it starts with a seminar for both the parents and their children that is both boys and girls.What I like about this is that such institutions are enshrined under the church and so spiritual enrichment This is a session that enlightens the children about what is expected of them as they move to the adulthood and for parents to know on how to go about being there for their children.
The parents then leave and the boys are taken for their circumcision,are given time to heal before they can embark on their program.The girls at this time are enlightened on how to be responsible adults and what is expected of them.
For the boys it’s the high time that they learn how to become responsible men of tomorrow and this is the time to start acting responsibly.They need to know about the dangers of abusing alcohol and use of drugs which have adverse effects on their lives.
Just to mention a view there is wide varieties of topics that are covered and this will in fact help these young girls and boys.This is because it’s obvious that parents usually avoid talking to their children about important issues affecting them.