No canes, no threats: My children can finally enjoy studies at home

Mary Magdalene facilitates a lesson for her children, Talia Zawadi,14, and David Baraka, 11, at their home in Fedha Estate, Nairobi, on August 24, 2020.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Mary Magdalene, a mother of two, strongly disapproves of caning children as a way to make them pass exams.  
  • She believes learning should be a pleasant experience; one that is free from intimidation.

When schools shut down abruptly in March this year following the confirmation of Kenya’s first coronavirus case, most parents thought it would be a few weeks at most before schools reopened.


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