Commemoration of the Day of the African Child 2024

Activity Report

Location: Other
Activity Date: 14.06.2024
Start Time: 7:30 AM   End Time: 8:00 PM

Facilitators: Thomas Ogalo, Samambo Johannes Ingosi, Kelvin Otieno Opondo, Ruth Obilo, Vivian Anyango, Jule Schlaggatter, Laura R, Lucy Sophie, Annabel Connolly, Chloe Morrison
Number of Participants: 728
Male: 305   Female: 523

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
The Day of the African Child is an annual commemoration aimed at celebrating the realization of the rights of African children in accordance with the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. This year’s theme, “Education for All Children in Africa: The Time is Now,” highlighted the urgent need to ensure educational access for every child on the continent. The event sought to raise awareness of the challenges children face and to promote the rights and welfare of children across Africa.

Personnel Input:
The Better Me Team was led by Samambo, who served as the Master of Ceremony, ensuring a positive and engaging atmosphere while keeping the event running smoothly and on schedule. The children from Korando actively participated in the event, including dancing. Kenya Red Cross members provided first aid response to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. Participating schools, partners, and government officials attended and supported the event.


  • Successful Coordination and Execution: The event was meticulously planned over two months, resulting in a well-organized celebration.
  • High Participation: A large number of children from various schools and communities participated, vividly representing the day’s theme.
  • 3 km March: The parade through the nearby market center, led by an energetic band, was a highlight, drawing attention to the cause and engaging the community.
  • Diverse Entertainment: The children showcased their talents through songs, dances, plays, acrobatics, and speeches, creating a vibrant and memorable event.
  • Safety and Health: The presence of the Kenya Red Cross ensured that any health emergencies were promptly addressed, contributing to the overall success of the day.

Unanticipated Achievements:
Community Engagement: The march and performances drew significant interest from the local community, raising broader awareness about the importance of children’s rights and education.

Networking Opportunities: The event offered a platform for various stakeholders to connect, fostering potential future collaborations for the benefit of children’s welfare.

Supporting Partners:
Childrens Advisory Council and other stakeholders: Collaborated in planning and executing the event.
Kenya Red Cross Members: Provided first aid response to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.
Participating Schools, Partners, and Government Officials: Attended and supported the event.

June 14, 2024

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