“When parents have few children they can plan well to educate their children, care about them. Parents should not think that there are other people who will look after their children.”
Evode Irakize, 16, Essa Save Secondary School, S.3.
“It is very difficult for working parents to take care of many children at home. When they go to work in the morning parents come back late in the evening and do not have time to talk to them because they are tired.”
Jackson Rukundo, 12, Kinunga Primary School, P.4.
“If all parents used family planning, every child would go to good schools, every child would be cared for at home and all their needs would be provided for.”
Yve Nzambonimana, 15, St. Joseph Secondary School, S.3.
“The country can never develop when their are street children all over the place. Parents who don’t practice family planning and don’t look after their children should be penalized.”
Marcelle Ihishakiye, 11, Kinunga Primary School, S.1.
“I am the only child in the family and I want my parents to have other children whom I can play with. It’s a bit boring when my parents are not around to talk to. But if I get a young sister and brother, then I will be happy.”
Emmanuel Dufitimana, 11, Kinunga Primary School, P.6.
“The government should also play their role of sensitizing people about family planning and then later set measures to make sure it’s sucessful.”
Moses Mugabo, 13, Kinunga Primary School, P. 5.
“We are five children at home and the bread is not enough for all of us. Sometime we share our clothes and shoes because we are very few.”
Jackson Hakizimana, 13, Kinunga Primary School, P. 4.
“I would like my parents to have few children because when we are many there will be a problem of finances at home. It will be very difficult to go to school and eat well.”
Jacque Nambajimana, 13, EPEK Primary School, P.5.