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Kitui Governor Hosts Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Day of the African Child Celebration

Kitui, May 21, 2024 — Today, Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Malombe hosted officials from the national Ministry of Labour and Social Protection at his office boardroom to discuss the upcoming launch of the Day of the African Child (DAC). The event, set to take place on June 9, 2024, at Ithookwe Showgrounds, will be presided over by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.

The Day of the African Child is celebrated annually on June 16 to honor the memory of the Soweto children’s uprising of 1976. This year, the main event will be graced by First Lady Rachael Ruto in Taita Taveta.

The national government selected Kitui for this year’s celebration, recognizing the county’s impressive 98% transition rate from childhood to primary school and the resilience demonstrated by its learners.

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The Day of the African Child serves as a platform to celebrate the progress in realizing the rights of African children, in alignment with the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. It also aims to raise awareness of the ongoing challenges faced by children across the continent.

This year’s event in Kitui is expected to highlight the county’s educational achievements and the ongoing efforts to improve the lives of children in Africa.

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