Africa Day 2024 Celebrations in Kisumu County

Activity Report

Location: Other
Activity Date: 25.05.2024
Start Time: 11:30 AM   End Time: 3:30 PM

Facilitators: Thomas Ogalo, Kelvin Opondo, Samambo Johannes, Jule, Anna, Thighs, Laura & Laura
Number of Participants: 150
Male: 60   Female: 90

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
On the 25th of May each year, the world observes Africa Day, a celebration of the richness and vibrancy of Africa. This day marks the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on the 25th of May, 1963, which later evolved into the African Union in July 2002. The theme for this year is “Educate an African fit for the 21st Century: By building resilient education systems for increased access to inclusive, lifelong, quality, and relevant learning in Africa.”

In Kisumu County, we joined other civil society organizations for a walk, culminating in a gathering at the Kisumu Museum. There, we reminisced about the good old days by sharing traditional meals and learning about our culture through a tour of the museum, which showcased various historical items and stories from golden days past.

As an organization, we align with this year’s theme through our dedicated efforts to help vulnerable children in Kenya gain access to quality basic education and training. By doing so, we contribute to building resilient education systems that ensure increased access to inclusive, lifelong, quality, and relevant learning opportunities across Africa.

Personnel Input:
Kelvin, Thomas, and Samambo guided the volunteers to the venue and later assisted in coordinating the activities of the day.

– The walk and museum visit fostered a sense of community among participants, enhancing solidarity and raising collective awareness about the importance of Africa Day.
– Participants learned about traditional meals and cultural heritage, fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of African history and traditions.
– The event successfully highlighted this year’s theme, drawing attention to the need for resilient education systems and increased access to quality education in Africa.
– Collaborating with other civil society organizations helped strengthen partnerships and build networks that can be leveraged for future initiatives.
– The activity provided a platform to showcase the organization’s commitment to helping vulnerable children access quality education, aligning with the broader goal of educating Africans to thrive in the 21st century.

Unanticipated Achievements:
– The event inspired more people to volunteer for future activities, enhancing the organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission.
– Unexpectedly, the event facilitated cultural exchange among participants from different regions, promoting unity and a broader understanding of Africa’s diverse cultural landscape.

Supporting Partners:
– Mother Rebellion
– Local media stations
– Kisumu Museum
– CSO’s in Kisumu

May 25, 2024

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