CCP Children Celebrate the Day of the African Child
Five hundred and twenty CCP children on June 17th joined the world in commemorating the Day of the African Child (DAC) with the theme “Accelerating Protection, Empowerment and Equal Opportunities for Children in Africa by 2030” at CCP’s Community Center. The day’s activities included a skit, poems and a Ugandan Dance in relation to the theme. Miriam M. Peter, the guest speaker, Department of Children Services, Kawangware grace the occasion and enlightened the children on the three categories of Abuse namely; Physical, Sexual and neglect. Miriam educated the children on their rights to basic education, shelter, food and medical care. She called upon children to know and understand their rights. Children were informed to report any form of abuse to their parents, school heads and also to the children’s office. Miriam further explained the importance of education. Stella Mwangi, CCP’s Managing Director encouraged the children to have a personal relationship with God. ‘My prayer is that you may finish school and become leaders of tomorrow’, Stella said. On the other hand, Jacqueline Ngige, Director of Finance, cautioned the children against bad influence. ‘Protection begins with oneself then others. There is always good influence and bad influence around’ Jacqueline advised. Thereafter, the children enjoyed a plate of food together. The Day of the African Child is commemorated worldwide every year in memory of the June 16th 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa. During which the students who marched in protest against the poor quality of education were massacred by the then apartheid regime in place in South Africa. The children demanded for their rights of education and learning in their native language.
Stella & Jacqueline addressing the children
Children at the celebration
An answer from one of the Children
Miriam, guest speaker listening to a respond from a Child
A time of prayer
Children reciting a poem
Children enjoying lunch
A skit by the Children
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