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International Day of the African Child

The  Day of the African Child (DAC) 2017 will be commemorated on the theme “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Children in Africa: Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunity”. The Child friendly version is  “Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities for children in Africa by 2030″.

The DAC is commemorated every year on 16th June in memory of the 16th June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa, during which students  who marched in protest against the poor quality of education were massacred by the then apartheid regime in place in South Africa.