The 2017 edition of the International Day of the African Child (DAC) will be commemorated on the theme “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Children in Africa: Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunity”. The Child friendly version is “Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities for children in Africa by 2030″.
The day which comes up on June 16 every year is commemorated every in memory of the 16th June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa. On that day, students who marched in protest against the poor quality of education were massacred by the then apartheid regime in place in South Africa. , when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1991 and the day has since then been used to raise awareness of the continuous need for improvement of the education of African children.
Worth noting is the fact that Primary school enrollment in African countries is among the lowest in the world, as
The day in most countries usually features governments, NGOs, international organisations and other stakeholders carrying out sensitization campaigns and educational activities for kids…
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