International Day of the African Child - June 16
Sun, Jun 16, 2024

International Day of the African Child

Children should have the right to affordable, quality education and International Day of the African Child draws attention to this. June 16 encourages going to the past, recalling tragic events associated with the peaceful protests of young people in Africa. These events became a huge incentive to change the catastrophic situation faced by children on the continent.

The History

About 20 thousand youths took to the streets of South African in 1971. They walked a distance of half a mile and demanded they be given opportunity to study in their native languages. Power structures suppressed the public unrest in a cruel way. Some demonstrators were shot.

Interesting Facts

In Kenya, the situation of girls and women are of particular concern on the part of enlightened countries. They find themselves in a disadvantaged position and are subjected to violence.

  1. Ethiopia is an African country striving to create optimal conditions in education for the younger generation.
  2. Associations of publishers produce textbooks and fiction for children in Africa.
  3. Education is part of the path to a successful life, self-realization, and career. The issue of education accessibility is a priority for the creation of a progressive society, where the rights of citizens are guaranteed.

In 2002, the famous TV presenter Oprah Winfrey opened a school for children in South Africa.

How to take part

Provide assistance where you live. Go to a school, become a volunteer and chat with the kids. Discover their needs, their impressions from studying at local educational institutions and kindergartens. Read books about Africa and the lives of people in countries on the continent. Local residents face difficulties of a social nature, discrimination, and state or religious pressure. Support education organizations for African children financially.

When is International Day of the African Child celebrated in 2024?

International Day of the African Child is observed on June 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday June 16 2024
Monday June 16 2025

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