40 years ago (1976) Soweto, South Africa witnesses hundreds of school children shot at among the thousands who walked more than a half a mile protesting the poor quality of education and demanding their right to be taught in their own language.
Today Africa, and South Sudan the youngest nation in particular in nursing the impacts of a protracted violence characterised with shuttered basic service delivery, human rights abuse, displacements, deaths, grave violations of children’s rights (notably child recruitment), abduction, family separation, and threats from mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW)
As we mark 2016 Day of the African Child with the theme:
“Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children’s Rights”
In Bor town one of the crisis hit areas, Hold the Child along with partners will be putting up an audience for the children of Bor and Jonglei to be heard.
Our 5 years Journey to reach-out communities and with a message to move out of their way and nurture the children of South Sudan started in Bor town. You are welcome to join us as we also mark our 5th year of existence and operations.