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Kenya Works joined with leading child protection agencies at the government’s Day of the African Child (DAC) event last week to showcase our work toward this year’s theme: “Eliminating Harmful Practices Affecting Children.” These are the slides created for the event.

At last week’s national Day of the African Child event, the Kenyan government recognized non-government organizations (NGO)’s role in creating the safety network for Kenya’s children. Kenya Works is an active member of local and national networks of child protection services. Additionally, we have a network of hundreds of schools, communities, county chiefs and officials as well as other NGOs.

Partnership and collective action are the keys to delivering on both the African Union Agenda 2040 and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Your participation as a member of the Kenya Works Community is also part of this collaboration. With each newsletter you read (and hopefully share with a friend); with each social media post you engage with and share with your networks; and each donation you make, YOU are contributing to the global blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.


WHAT IS DAY of the AFRICAN CHILD? On June 16, 1976, thousands of black schoolchildren took to the streets in Soweto, South Africa, to protest the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught in their own language. Hundreds were shot down and in the two weeks of protest that followed, more than a hundred people were killed and more than a thousand injured.

To honor their courage and memorialize those killed, the Organization of African Unity (now the African Union) established the Day of the African Child in 1991. The African Union (AU) also uses this day to promote partnership and cooperation to accomplish the 2040 Agenda: Fostering an Africa Fit for Children.


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