Day of the African Child 2018

The 16th of June is International Day of the African Child and Youth. The day has been celebrated annually since 1991 when it was initiated by the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union. It honours young people who were massacred in Soweto, South Africa, on June 16 1976 by the apartheid security forces. All over Africa the day is used to raise awareness of the continued need for the improvement of the education provided to African children. The theme for this year is “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development”. But how significant is this day today? MenEngage Africa’s Communications Specialist, Khopotso Bodibe, discussed this with Campaigns and Advocacy Specialist, Mpiwa Mangwiro.

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