The 2015 Day of the African Child @CPAUG

In line with the Commonwealth value and Charter 2013, CPAUG@10 will be commemorating the Day on 16th June 2015 at Makerere University Primary School for Primary Seven students.

On 16 June 1976 In Soweto, South Africa, thousands of black schoolchildren took to the streets to protest about the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught in their own language. Hundreds of them were shot down; and in the two weeks of protest that followed, more than a hundred people were killed and more than a thousand injured.

To honour their courage and in memory of those killed, in 1991 the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union) established the Day of the African Child. The Day also draws attention to the lives of African children today.

Through the AU theme is “25 Years after the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa” , CPAUG as a norm develops its National theme which shall be “Our Future as Children is through Education”

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