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Day Of the African Child | 16 June 2022

16 June 2022

The International Day of the African Child, June 16th, commemorates the killing and maiming of African schoolchildren in Soweto by the Apartheid government of South Africa on this day June 16th 1976. The student protesters were agitating for better education for black children.

UN SDG Book Club Africa is marking the day with the 1st year anniversary readings and commentaries by our talented ambassador schoolchildren from various parts of Africa.

Oluwaseyitan Idowu (Nigeria), as she reads from Father Snail.
https://youtu.be/O628WjcnPjg

Mohamed Mustafa Sayed (Egypt), as he reads from Farhan and Farha Adventure in the Village.
https://youtu.be/K2NHvFmAFtQ

Neema Moronge (Kenya), as she reads from Debe La Dhahabu.
https://youtu.be/nBrGms5AsWo

Adeoluwa Adebanjo (Nigeria), as he reads from Rosina Sedibane Modiba: A Dream Denied.
https://youtu.be/7QZ8FRmeYOg

Oluwaferanmi Olaniyan (Nigeria), as she reads from Alake Olomi Tutu.
https://youtu.be/xttluipWl5o

Kwaku Oweradu Darko (Ghana), as he reads from Kweku Anansi eni na ayefro.
https://youtu.be/8tVfZzSP9ek

Jasmine Asomaning (Ghana), as he reads from Kweku Anansi eni na ayefro.
https://youtu.be/2I-FeUlE1PA

Litsitso Tsekoa (South Africa), as he reads from Re Hatela Pele Ka Puo Ya Sesotho.
https://youtu.be/Q1FR3QJu2XM

Olateru Olajide (Nigeria), as he reads from Nursery Corona Tales.
https://youtu.be/HXmRlLmcij4

Day Of the African Child | 16 June 2022

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