With the high cost of living and the covid menace in the country, school going children at Ndarugo Village,Juja sub county have resorted to forgo school and focus on ways of earning a living for their families.
According to the reports,many children in Ndarugo Village have dropped out of school due to poverty and inability of the parents to keep them in school.
The future leaders of this country from this village,have decided to make a living by engaging in stone crushing at local quaries in the region.
The village risk lacking learned individuals in the near future,as young children accompany their parents to the quaries instead of going to school.
According to the residents,it is not that they are not interested in getting the white man's education,but the locals are unable to cater for the needs of the family forcing the young boys and girls to chip in.
Narrating the challenges that they experience in the region,Margret Wanja a middle-aged woman , revealed that she had to drag all her four children to the quaries to get their daily bread.
"Maisha ni Ngumu,ilinibidii nitowe watoto Wangu shule,ili wanisaidie kupata chakula cha Kila siku' Said Wanja.
Margaret's children are in Form 4,Form 3, and the other yet to join Form 1.
At the Quarry,they don't earn much as each bucket they crush one is paid Sh10,On a good day,the highest one can make is Sh300 for crushing 30 buckets.
I call upon the government and well wishers to visit this village and help the locals.
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