About International Day of the African Child
June 16th is Day of the African Child. It was first established by the Organization of the African Unity in 1991. The day aims at raising awareness for the situation of children in African, and on the need for continuous improvement in education. It encourages people's spirit of abundance to share something special with a child in Africa.
The series aims to maintain momentum and build on strategies to prevent stillbirths and provide better care to women and families following stillbirth.
On June 16th 1976 nearly 30,000 pupils from Soweto joined a protest march. After several clashes with the police and sporadic violence over the next few weeks, approximately 700 people, many of them youths, had been killed and there was widespread destruction of property.Find out more