Coodinator: Bill Talvitie.
The Day of the African Child honors the 10,000 children who participated in the 1976 Soweto Uprising in South Africa. They marched to protest the poor quality of their education and to demand their right to choose the language of their education and reject education in Afrikaans. More than 100 people, including children, were killed in the protests of the following two weeks, and more than 1,000 were injured.
Each year on June 16, African and International organizations and individuals gather to discuss how to ensure the rights of all African children. In the words of Memory Kutaa, a citizen of Namibia: “We have a day as African children to come together and make our voices be heard … It’s a day all children are appreciated … Loved and honored for the greatness as children of the African nation …”
Today at BuxMont we will remember the children of Africa and the people who partner with them to improve their future.
The service begins at 10:15 a.m.
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