Every year, We (Centre for Family Health Initiative) organize an event on the Day of the African Child; which occurs every June 16th, in remembrance of the brave thousands of black South African school children killed and injured in 1976, during a protest against poor quality of education.
This year, two hundred and sixty-four children from several primary and secondary schools in the Kubwa area, and two communities attended the event. With the theme of the day tagged “Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities for children in Africa by 2030”, the children participated in activities such as debates, quiz competitions, art exhibitions, poem recitations, dramas, essay competition and a sing-song; to highlight issues affecting children in today’s Africa. Some issues exposed during these various presentations include Insecurity, Poverty and Abuse.
Other activities that occurred that day was a self defence presentation by Taekwando experts, to teach the children how to defend themselves in the event of abuse; Child Experts speeches on Speaking out Against Violence and Award presentations to outstanding participants.