"We are Africans so we need to do things the African's way". Day of African Child Orator Cautions Parents

Jun 18, 2024 - 17:12
Jun 18, 2024 - 17:12
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"We are Africans so we need to do things the African's way". Day of African Child Orator Cautions Parents

By: Emmanuel Kangar

Harbel, Margibi: The Day of the African Child is celebrated June 16 of every year and the 2024 commemoration is under the theme, "Education for All Children in Africa. The Time is now".

This year’s celebration brought together parents and traditional leaders with many of them sharing their thoughts on the importance of; (Day of the African Child).

In Soweto, South Africa, on June 16, 1976, about ten thousand black school children marched in a column more than half a mile long, protesting the poor quality of their education and demanding their right to be taught in their own language.

Sadly, more than a hundred people were killed in the protests of the following two weeks, and more than a thousand were injured.

Speaking at the occasion, the orator, Mr. P. Augustine Brooks encouraged Africans to keep the continent's heritage at heart; says "We are Africans so we need to do things the African's way".

Mr. Brooks cautioned parents to teach their children the black (Africans) culture, mostly their vernacular.

For her part, Miss. Christiana Mabande, CEO of the Mctiama Foundation Inc. pledged her institution's commitment to celebrate the day annually as a mean of reawakening the continent's heritage/ culture.

She encourages Organizations, Schools and companies within Africa to recognize the Day.

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