Students' Articles

Celebrating the Day of the African Child.

Every Year our school celebrates the International Day of the African Child.

The International Day of the African Child has been celebrated globally on 16 June each year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organization of African Unity.

It honours school children who lost their lives in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day as they demanded for better education for black school children in South Africa.

It also raises awareness for the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children today.

During this year’s celebrations, the three of us were selected together to give a speech as the pupils’ representatives.

We used this opportunity to call upon everyone to respect the rights of children in Africa today and to condemn bad practices like child abuse, child sacrifice and defilement. We urge all parents to invest in the quality education of their Children as a way to transform our country and continent in future.

- Marunga Ainomugisha, Abesiga Styce & Mwiza Bethany P6 Red