Yambio, 23rd August 2018. Tombura-Yambio Catholic Diocese organizes 2 days workshop for 50 child mothers in Yambio.
These child mothers comprises of those who were abducted by armed men to the bush, those who were forced to marry at younger age and those who dropped out of school because of early pregnancy.
The Manager for Family and women sector in the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio Veronica Anni says the aim of organizing the training was to bring the child mothers together to share their ideas.
She mentions that during the training they will do individual counseling to these mothers and to encourage them on how to take care of those children.
Anni adds that the child mothers who were abducted by the armed men and got pregnant in the bush are facing challenges of discrimination and nicknaming their children by the communities.
Tombura-Yambio Catholic Bishop Barani Eduardo Hiiboro in his opening remarks appreciates those mothers for accepting un wanted pregnancies while encouraging them to take good care of those children.
He cites that being a child mother is a challenging situation but as a Diocese they will continue to be part and partial of that movement to see that all women are set free to enjoy their potential and collaborate in developing this nation.
The Bishop recommends that if all the agencies in Yambio are able to reach out to those young mothers they will be able to transform this society.
The training drew child mothers from Asanza, Birisi, Gangura, Bakiwiri and Yambio Town.
The speakers were speaking today during the workshop in Curia.