Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Radio, United Nations Kids’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Authorities of Liberia collectively celebrated the forty ninth anniversary of ECOWAS and the Day of the African Baby

The celebration occurred on 16 June in Monrovia, Liberia. The day was celebrated beneath the worldwide theme: “Schooling for all youngsters in Africa: The time is now”, encompassing a holistic method to training for all, regardless of race, shade, creed and faith, amongst others.

The programme, held on the ECOWAS regional radio station, introduced collectively authorities representatives, a number one member of Liberia’s civil society organisation and youngsters from quite a lot of instructional backgrounds, together with pupils from the College for the Blind. The occasion, which occurred in two phases, included discussions on the rule of legislation sector, youngster labor, drug abuse and sexual violence in faculties. The Inspector Basic of the Liberia Nationwide Police (LNP), Colonel Gregory Coleman, took half in one of many discussions.

Colonel Coleman, deliberating on rule of legislation, specified that each one residents have equal rights beneath the legislation, no matter their statuses in society, emphasizing, that ignorance to the legislation excuses nobody. He additional talked about the relevance of making consciousness on provisions of the legislation, so as to guarantee full adherence, whereas on the similar time disclosing, that the Liberia Nationwide Police is collaborating with the Liberia Drug enforcement Company, within the struggle towards drug abuse. He cautioned the kids of Liberia and people within the area, to keep away from changing into accomplices to the drug commerce which ends up in habit, including, “as you have a good time the day of the African youngster, you will need to prioritize your training above peer strain, as a robust recipe to changing into good leaders within the area”.

Inspector Coleman promised to work assiduously with the management of the Liberian Kids’s Parliament and different regional youth parliaments, in additional enhancing their capacities by way of training on nationwide and worldwide devices that promote their rights to training as a basic human proper.

The Govt Director of NAYMOTE Companions for Democratic Growth, Mr. Eddie Jarwolo, representing Civil Society, challenged the kids to aspire in direction of the rules of excellent management, which require transparency and Accountability. He famous that accountability ensures respectable management which simply helps to handle problems with corruption.

Madam Victoria Zaway, Directress for Kids and Social Safety, talking on behalf of the Ministry of Gender, Kids and Social Safety, stated her ministry’s final purpose is to interact main stakeholders-in each the non-public and public sectors, in efforts to advertise the rights of kids to training in Liberia.

The Day of the African Baby (DAC) was climaxed by a dwell stage efficiency of the Lion King Film, with casts from the Josephine Clarke Academy, depicting key ethical classes of Accountability and Management, Braveness and Perseverance, Friendship and Loyalty, alongside Redemption and Forgiveness.

The Day of the African Baby was instituted in 1991 by the Meeting of Heads of State and Authorities of the OAU, now AU in reminiscence of the sixteenth of June 1976 pupil rebellion in Soweto, South Africa. About 20,000 youngsters took to the streets, protesting the poor high quality of their training and demanded their proper to be taught in their very own language. The DAC additionally raises consciousness of the persevering with want for enchancment of the training supplied to African youngsters.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS).

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