International Day of the African Child– June 16
of the International Day of the African Child on June
16 is at the origin of IDAY and represents the network’s
major event. This date was chosen as an appropriate
opportunity to foster dialogue between the CSOs and
their governments on basic education.
It was chosen
in 1991 by the African Union to commemorate the massacre
of young South African who were massacred on June 16,
1976 by the Apartheid army as they were manifesting
for a better education in the Soweto slum.
date, each IDAY national coalition organises celebrations
with various activities focused on the theme of education
for all in Africa. The objective is to raise awareness
among the public and authorities, and to convey the
demands and recommendations of CSOs on basic education,
and create dialogue opportunities with governmental
stakeholders. To this end, the events also include the
official handing over to the authorities of the IDAY
for June 16, 2012 activities is at the moment being
defined by each national coalition and by IDAY-International.
Further information on activities organised in each
member countries are available on the member
June 16, 2012 programme will be available soon…