International Day of the African Child June 16, 2005-03-28

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 28/03/2005 - 10:16

In Soweto, South Africa, thousands of black school children took to the streets in 1976, in a march more than half a mile long. To protest the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to taught in their own language. Hundreds of young boys and girls were shot down: and in two weeks of protest that followed, more than a hundred people were killed and more than thousand were injured.

To honour the memory of those killed and the courage of all those who marched, the day of the African Child has been celebrated on 16 June every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organization of African unity. The day draws attention to the lives of African children of today. This year’s theme is the need to ensure all children are registered at birth. (Please click on the "read more" link below)

If you want to support this initiative in any way, please contact Sulaiman Forna on:

Tel.: 4041 7699
Mobile: 0407552054



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