Once again a teacher was able to create an improper relationship with a student. Once again the schools say it is a single incident. Once again it creates the need for more oversight of these boarding schools.
Parents should be able to see a stay at one of these boarding schools as safe when it comes to having a child being preyed upon by an adult. Especially when it is a hard choice to send you child to these boarding schools. Danish business organizations want these schools to go away. They consider the boarding schools as a kind of unwanted timeout in a decade where it has been the goal for a number of Danish governments to push the teenagers faster through the education system so they can start to serve in firms sooner.
When a stay in these schools are seen as counterproductive, they should not be seens as a threat also. It is time to demand more oversight. It cannot be fun to be at these school being preyed upon by an adult.
Sources (In Danish):
- Efterskolelærer havde forhold til 15-årig pige i mere end et år (Ekstra-Bladet)
- – Frygtelig ked af sagen: Skoleledelse dybt påvirket af lærers forhold til elev (Fyens Stiftstidende)
- DI: 10. klasse på efterskole er penge-spild (Fyens Stiftstidende)
The University of Utah’s Madsen Health Center has been the center of a lawsuit. When teenagers does to the doctor – especially when they are in the process of becoming adult and more intimate examinations are needed it is important that they are not done when the doctor is alone.
Now a 13 year old girl felt herself violated. It did not help the situation that the doctor threatened with a stay at one of the residential treatment facilities when almost every teenager now knows that the treatment facilities are worse than prisons.
It cannot be fun to be committed to this hospital with such a lose practice towards younger patients.
Swan Valley Youth Academy was a military styled academy located near Condon in Montana closed in 2006 after an investigation showed that it was not managed in a safe and correct manner.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
The Vanguard School is located near Lake Wales in Florida.
The staff seems to conduct little oversight over the facility which has resulted in abuse among the students.
It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
At a boarding school for orphans residents told of alleged rape. Now the authorities are investing this awful crime.
It could not have been fun to be there as a child.
At Flagstaff Comprehensive High School girls were made to perform extra for higher grades. In the end one of the girls became pregnant due to the part extra-curricular activities the girls had to take part in as a price for higher grades.
It could not have been fun to be there as a female student
- ‘Sex-for-marks’ scandal rocks Eastern Cape school (News 24)
- Unrest at E Cape school after teacher accused of impregnating learner (SABC news)
- Six teachers in sex with pupils scandal (Daily Dispatch)
This boarding school was founded in 1843 in Brighton and moved to its present location around 1886. For many years it was only for boys but started to accept students of both genders in 1975. Lately it was revealed that at least one teacher took his liberties with the boys resulting in a prison sentence.
It is safe to conclude that it could not have been fun to be there and become the center of such bizarre interests of a teacher.
Gavhunga Secondary School is an illegal boarding school located in the Kadoma region in Zimbabwe. It is not registered as a boarding school in the so-called department of education in Zimbabwe. Some of the students were abused by adults where they lived and because the boarding school was not registered as such, none monitored allowing the abuse to discovered.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
The department of Oxfam in United Kingdom is not longer represented in Haiti after it was revealed that some of the volunteers and employees took advantage of the unprotected and vulnerable children who needed housing after earthquake.
While it could not have been fun to be there while those adults were present, it raises the question whether it can be fun at all to be there as a child in a country so broken down regarding supervision and structure as Haiti is.
- Haiti Suspends Oxfam Great Britain After Sex Scandal (New York times)
- Oxfam government funding cut off after Haiti scandal (The Guardian)
- Oxfam crisis spreads as Haiti suggests aid workers exploited children for sex (The Washington Post)
Kenbe Fem Ministry is a ministry in Haiti. In 2017 a manager of the facility was arrest for sexual abuse of the children when he was back in his home country where the court system unlike the system in Haiti works without corruption.
He was sentenced to 40 years in prison combined with supervision in 2018.
It could not have been fun to be there as a child but then it cannot be fun to be in Haiti at all when you see a country which barely functions at all.
- Ex-Liberty Hill missionary gets 40 years for sexually exploiting children at orphanage (KXAN News)
- Pye’s In Haiti (Marketing blog for the facility)
- American Missionary Accused of Having Sex with Minors in His Haitian Orphanage (Free Republic)
- He cared for Haitian orphans. Now he’s been found guilty of sexually abusing them. (Miami Herald)