Kabale district commemorates African Child day


NEWS- Children in Kabale district have through skits, poems, songs, drama and plays appealed to government, parents and children rights defenders to advocate for full rights and freedoms of Children in order to nurture responsible future Ugandans.

Children made their appeal today during the belated commemoration of the day of African child under the theme “Eliminating Harmful Practices Affecting Children: Progress on Policy & Practice since 2013” held at Kigezi Primary School playground in Northern, Kabale municipality. 

Children through their performances observed that some children are still facing problems related to forced marriages, rape, neglect, torture, denial of education and food among other issues.

They asked the parents, government children rights defenders to team up and advocate for the rights of children stressing that a well brought up child builds a nation.


The director of Shepherd center who represented the Kabale NGO Forum Patrick Tushabomwe and Kabale cluster assisted projects representative Mbabazi Alice Akampurira said that there is a great need for the government to support non- governmental organizations in mobilizing children while advocating for the rights and protection of children.


The Kabale district Resident District Commissioner Godfrey Nyakahuma who was represented by his deputy Abel Bakunda Mushambo asked the children and youths to use their youthful stage profitably through hard work and desist from being used to cause political commotions in towns. 

He added that the government is committed to ensuring rights and protection of children.


The Day of the African Child is celebrated annually on 16th June remembering when children stood up for their rights which contributed to the future of the continent. 

It’s held to honor the thousands of children and students who marched in apartheid South Africa on 16th June 1976 to protest about the poor quality of their education.