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Kudos to those who protect our children

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2012 | 12:00 AM


It makes me proud to be a Jamaican when I see the big step the children's advocate, Diahann Gordon-Harrison, has made in taking a stand for the children of our nation. So many have lost their lives or their innocence. We hope for divine strength for the survivors.

I would like to applaud the schoolgirl at Mona Heights Primary who spoke out about a teacher's alleged inappropriate touch. I salute her. She was very brave. She was aware of good touches and bad touches.

Her actions revealed courage, and I praise her mom for having taught her well. I wish my mom had taught me that when I was a child.

At the age of six, I was infected with a sexually transmitted disease, and I experienced pain and soreness. This abuser was an adult in our community. I have lived with those memories for 49 years.

Shame on those parents of Mona Heights Primary, and their children, for the recent demonstration in support of the accused teacher at the school. I hope the truth will be revealed.


Stony Hill, St Andrew