Saturday, June 24, 2006

16 June 2006 Day of the African Child

"The day marks a 1976 march in in Soweto South Africa, when thousands of black school children took to the streets to protest the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught in their own language. Hundreds of young boys and girls were shot down; and in the two weeks of protest that followed, more than a hundred people were killed and more than a thousand were injured.

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 Organization of African Unity. The Day also draws attention to the lives of African children today." (UNICEF)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Salut Nicky, things seem to be looking up. hope the aftermath of the elections is quiet and your safety is not threatened. I just wanted to say hello. Still looking for work but I feel ok. Have a nice week-end and look forward to seeing your Netherlands shots.