Press Release

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.

Mohamed Mustafa Sayed (Egypt), as he reads from Farhan and Farha Adventure in the Village.

Neema Moronge (Kenya), as she reads from Debe La Dhahabu.

Adeoluwa Adebanjo (Nigeria), as he reads from Rosina Sedibane Modiba: A Dream Denied.

Oluwaferanmi Olaniyan (Nigeria), as she reads from Alake Olomi Tutu.

Kwaku Oweradu Darko (Ghana), as he reads from Kweku Anansi eni na ayefro.

Jasmine Asomaning (Ghana), as he reads from Kweku Anansi eni na ayefro.

Litsitso Tsekoa (South Africa), as he reads from Re Hatela Pele Ka Puo Ya Sesotho.

Olateru Olajide (Nigeria), as he reads from Nursery Corona Tales.

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