World Vision Zambia has expressed concern on the continued rising number of child marriages in Isoka district.
Speaking at londamaka School located 30 km away from Isoka Boma yesterday, Luswepo World Vision Project Manager Kelly Mwaba said it was sad that parents are in the habit of marrying off their under aged children who are suppose to be in schools.
Mr mwaba said Children’s rights are being violated by parents who think school is not vital.
He observed the pupil enrolment in many classes is good from grade one to five but the number of girl children drops drastically in the upper grades.
He told ZANIS in an interview that it was a duty for all stakeholders who include teacher’s parents and pupils to go flat out in sensitizing the community on taking children to school.
And Area Development Programme Manager Victor Simuchimba has called on stakeholders in Isoka who include village headmen, Councillors and the district commissioners to work hard in the area of educating children.
Mr Simuchimba said world vision aims to alleviate poverty among children through supporting the vulnerable children in education.