IN PICTURES: Day of the African Child 2019

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Events to celebrate Day of the African Child have taken place all over Uganda this week

In Rwamwanja, western Uganda, we held a football workshop and tournament for children, with top trainers from Japan. Thanks to the KSK Group, which was set up by ex-AC Milan and Japan star player Keisuke Honda, and SOLTILO Africa for running this amazing event!

In Rhino Camp, West Nile, Save the Children worked with partners such as the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Windle International, UNHCR and World Vision to host celebrations with refugee children who have fled conflict in South Sudan

Children gave exhibitions about issues that affect them. Here a young girl demonstrates how to make reusable sanitary pads from affordable local materials. Adolescent girls often tell us that lack of sanitary pads and facilities when they are menstruating is one of the main causes for dropping out of school. The girls have been shown how to make their own as part of our EUTF-funded programme

Protecting our environment is vital for children’s future. Our Gulu team prepares to plant some trees at a local primary school

Day of the African Child is about supporting children who stand up for their rights. In Omoro district a national children’s parliament met to discuss issues affecting their lives, from ending violence against children to improving education. They then presented their recommendations to local and national government officials. Here children give a speech to the Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan parliament, Hon. Jacob Oulanya.

Celebrating winning the trophy for best traditional dance performance at the Day of the African Child events in Rhino Camp, West Nile