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BUNDIBUGYO COMMEMORATES THE DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD

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Going by the common agreement of rotating the celebration of the day of the African child, this time round the event was held at Bundibugyo Boma ground on Sunday 16th June 2013.

The day of the African child was established by the African union (AU) IN 1991. It is recognized globally in memory of the brutal massacre of black children who courageously marched on 16th June 1976 in Soweto Township protesting against the substandard way they were being taught, their demand was that they be taught in their language.

The theme this year was Eliminating harmful social and cultural practices affecting children: our collective responsibility.

The day drew children from in and around the Rwenzori region. Kabarole, kasese and Bundibugyo represented the regional participation. About 1100children are believed to have participated.

Among the activities carried out that day were essay writing competition, a procession through Bundibugyo town, music dance and drama and poem reciting

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Computers for schools Uganda and RWECO participated in essay marking, contributed towards a general grand lunch for the children and their teachers and participated in music and poem reciting.

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Also one pupil with special needs from Rukoki model showcased his talent on a sowing machine

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 Bwambale Andrew with no full hands on a sowing machine

In her speech, Madam Barbra the country director save the children (guest of honour) thanked her staff for all the good work done in the Rwenzori region. She also elaborated on the day of the African child and its importance to the children of Africa today. She finally awarded prizes to those who had excelled in the essay competition.

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 The commemoration came to an end with the serving of a grand communal lunch.

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