Does a child choose his or her religion during birth? No.
Who decides on a young child’s religion?
Why does religion play a painful role in the lives of children?
In Africa, cultural and societal norms determine what the girl or boy should or should not do at the various stages of their lives; which norms affect their way of living, schooling and behavior and in most cases it is the girl who is affected right from her early ages, expected to engage in household chores like caring for the sick, collecting water, tilling the land which activities affect her ability to attend school and also be a “child” because of the fact, that the society expects her to be a responsible “woman”, while on the other hand, the boy has the freedom to go to school, play and be a normal child, as in accordance with the cultural beliefs, where a boy is not expected to be involved in any house chores, but to be socialized and be the head of the family.
Uganda is the populous landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gathers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu – speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.