Dear World Vision Supporters,
Saturday, June 16 2018, we will be marking the Day of the African child. This year’s theme is “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development”. This theme highlights the need to ensure “NO CHILD IS LEFT BEHIND” by, inter alia, ensuring children participate in their development.
This day is particularly important and special to World Vision because of the central place that children have in our hearts and minds. And we express these through Our Vision for all children, that may have life and in all its fullness.
For example, when we embark on establishing centres for children like the Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), where children can gain literacy skills, we activate their desire to dare dream again. From such centres, children have gone on to join formal schooling, which sets them on the right path to pursuing their dreams and contribute meaningfully in their societies.
For more than two decades, you have helped World Vision tag children along in its programming.
On this special day for children, we want to say a special thank you, for you have put huge smiles on thousands of children’s faces in Sudan.
About World Vision Sudan
World Vision’s aspiration is that we will contribute to the well-being of 2.5 million most vulnerable boys and girls in Sudan by 2020.
COUNTRY PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
ABOUT THE DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD
The Day of the African child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of the African Unity (OAU). It honours thousands of people -including children- in Soweto South Africa who protested the poor quality of their education and also demanding their right to be taught in their own language.
Each year on June 16, Governments, NGOs, international organisations and other stakeholders gather to reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing the full realisation of the rights of children in Africa.