Over 70 parents and community leaders attended the 5th Advocacy Forum held at the Babawoto Centre. This shows the high interest and acceptance of the Fit for Life programme. They discussed the sustainability of the activities after the EU-project ends on February 29, 2016. A monthly contribution was decided and the parents committee was put in charge to work on brought up issues.

Challenges which were discussed are:

  • Number of the children who attend the classes and workshops are smaller compared to the number of children still hanging around in the streets
  • The parents attendance for community performances are small
  • The communication between parents and the centre staff is not strong
  • No direct support to the centre from the community/parents

Things which were agreed upon:

  • Every parent should bring his/her children to the centre
  • Two boys volunteered to announce/remind the Babawatoto events to every parent in the community
  • Mr. Mloka agreed to help teaching the sewing class as a trainer for free
  • The community and parents are ready to support the centre and children