Schools celebrate the International Day of the African Child

On Tuesday, June 16, public and private schools in the nation commemorated the International Day of the African Child with various cultural activities.

On the island of Bioko, activities took place at the Sports Stadium in Malabo. The events began at approximately 11 a.m., with the presence of members of the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as teachers and students from various schools of Malabo. Students from centers such as the Guinean-Turkish school, CANIGE (Equatorial Guinean Child Support Committee) and Nana Mangue, among other schools, demonstrated their skills in different areas: singing, theater, poetry, acrobatics, etc., with awards for the best students closing this event.

The African Child Day is celebrated every June 16, the date adopted by the African Union (AU), in memory of the victims of the uprising in Soweto (South Africa) in 1976. With this commemoration, the AU wants to draw attention to the plight of children around the continent.

Text and photo: Sarilusi Tarifa King (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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