Leave no child for Africa's Development: This was the theme of the celebration of the day of the African Child 2018 that is celebrated every year on 16th June. This year the day was celebrated at Nyahururu Primary School and brought together children from various schools, charitable children institutions from across Laikipia County.
The community programme for children in Need has a commitment to uplift the status of the child in the community and works with children in schools to empower them on their rights and responsibilities. The programme trains children on leadership and mentors the children governments in the target schools. For this reason, the celebrations of the day of the African child is a clear testimony to the community that children have the possibility of managing their issues and contributing positively to the betterment of our institutions. The children participate in the planning and the execution of the programme of the day.
This year’s guest of honour was Brian Osoro aged 14 years from Mount Angels primary school. He gave a moving speech on the need to include every child in the management and running of our schools, county and the country at large. He called upon parents to also exercise child participation in the families.
The celebration was also graced by senior government officers including Mrs Maria Mbeneka who is the first lady Laikipia County, Mr Ezekiel Owamnsa, the County Director of Children Services and Madam F.N. Mworoa the DCC Nyahururu among others.