Feb 21, 2011, 12:49 PM
The National Youth Council (NYC), in collaboration with various stakeholders in child and youth development in the country will on June 16 commemorate the Day of the African Child.
The day was meant to reflect on the death of many school children who were fighting for their rights in
Since then, the day has been recognised and commemorated all over
The theme for this year is "Africa Fit for Children Call for Accelerated Action towards Child Survival".
As part of the commemoration, NYC is organising a symposium at St.Augustine's
To honour the memory of those killed and the courage of all those who marched, the Day of the African Child has been celebrated on 16 June every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity. The day also draws attention to the lives of African children today.