CHILDREN OF AFRICA

THE BEAUTIFUL ONE IS BORN

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The beautiful one is born

Mukhethwa was brought to us

In the splendour of the full moon

At exactly 10:35 on the 30th of April 2015

You can imagine the joy, fear and happiness

That engulfed us for so long

Ended in a joyous celebration

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CHILD PROTECTION WEEK

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The week of 27 May 2013 to 02 June 2013 marks another annual child protection week commemoration.  Child Protection week was first observed in 1997 with the aim to ensure care and protection of children. This year’s theme is “working together to protect children”.

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CHILD LABOUR DAY – 4 APRIL 

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Child Labour Day is commemorated on 4 April to give a clear distinction between Child Work and Child Labour. Research indicates that of those children found to be working almost 60 percent did so in order to help their parents financially. This clearly constitutes Child Labour and is therefore unacceptable.

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CONNECTING AFRICAN YOUTH FOR CLIMATE

Connect4Climate, is a global initiative that is supported by the World Bank. It encourages African youth to raise climate change awareness through an online photo/video competition – the winners of which be on show at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Durban.

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WHY EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT

  • Education beats poverty: one extra year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by up to 10%. 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills.

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HANDS UP 4 EDUCATION

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“Hands Up 4 Education” is the Department of Basic Education’s campaign that seeks to mobilise and encourage all South Africans to put their hands up in support of education.

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CHILDREN HAVE RIGHTS TOO

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rticle One Freedom from Discrimination

1. All children have the right to protection and guarantees of all the rights of the Charter and should not be discriminated against because of their parents or families’ colour, race, gender, language, religion, personal or political opinion, nationality, disability or for any other reason.

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CHILDREN OF SOMALIA

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This should never happen! It pains me to see any child suffer. How can we allow babies to die in Africa? Some parents fleeing conflict and famine in Somalia are abandoning their babies after arriving at the vast refugee complex at Dadaab, Kenya One can only imagine the levels of desperation driving parents to abandon tiny babies in this way.

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY – 19 AUGUST 

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“Let those we honour today inspire us to start our own journey to make the world a better place and bring our human family more closely together.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

There is never a year without humanitarian crises.  And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope.  From Japan to Sudan, from Pakistan to the Horn of Africa, aid workers help people who have lost their homes, loved ones and sources of income.

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