Activities to mark ‘Boys Awareness Week’ in primary schools of the Western District continue this week.
Last week, several primary schools held activities including rallies, special assemblies and motivational speeches.
Other highlights included Crazy Tie Day, Hair Cut Day, Young Chef’s Day, Reading with Fathers and Movie Night.
Education Officer for the Western District, Margaret Jules-Royer, says other primary schools will also hold special events in their schools this week aimed at empowering boys and helping them develop self-esteem and positive attitudes.
“We always hear of boy’s underachievement. We hear that boys are marginalized that they are misunderstood. So as a district we wanted to focus on our boys. Let them believe that they can achieve. Let them believe that they can grow up to be real men,” Royer said.
Boy’s Awareness Week was held under the theme “Believe we can Achieve,” and is part of the calendar of activities of the Western District every school year.