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Celebrating the 2023 Day of the African Child in Kenya

Every year on 16th June, the world celebrates the Day of the African Child. This special day serves as a reminder of the immense potential and resilience of Africa’s youth and highlights the importance of investing in their well-being, education, and development. Importantly, it is also an opportunity to advocate and advance children’s rights in communities everywhere.

2023 Day of the African Child Theme: protecting the rights of children in the digital environment

In Kenya, it was a day of vibrant celebrations that brought together students from all of So They Can’s supported schools. In Nakuru with students in the lead, the day started with a lively march through the streets to raise awareness about every child’s right to education. Which was followed by an afternoon event at Akuisi Primary School, and included student performances with dancing, singing and music.

In Baringo there were events in Chemoril in East Pokot and Marigat with school communities from across the region. Student representatives from all of So They Can’s supported schools participated, and some presented songs and poems in their local language, as a way to educate fellow students and parents about child rights.

The events showcased great community spirit, with So They Can staff, parents, local administration, representatives from the Ministry of Education participating in the activities.

‘It is our collective responsibility to provide every child with the tools, opportunities, and nurturing environments they need to thrive. Let us empower our children, ensuring their rights are protected, their voices are heard, and their dreams are supported.’

Boniface Mouti, Country Manager, Kenya

Also as part of the event, in the lead up our Education Program staff appeared  on local radio talk shows With segments on MBCI Radio Station in Nakuru and Kokoi FM Local Radio Station in Baringo, our message on the importance of education and child rights reached an audience of 250,000 listeners.

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