The Day of the African Child (DAC) 2016 was be observed under the theme “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children’s Rights”. #DAC is commemorated every year on 16 June and is an opportunity to highlight issues that affect children as well as celebrate achievements and milestones in the realization of children’s rights.
We at Africa Youth Trust (AYT) Celebrated the day in Ruben Centre Primary Grounds together with children from schools in Mukuru Kwa Ruben and Mukuru Kwa Njenga.
Africa Youth Trust runs a Gender program in these two target areas that works towards improving the safety and security of women and girls in the community and reducing the prevalence of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the area.
We specifically work with school going children and schools in the community to address School Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV). We have done this through formation of school clubs popularly known as the “S/heCan Clubs” and developed a curriculum to guide the club discussion. The clubs have grown very popular with the students with more than 300 pupils signing up and attending the club sessions, held every fortnight.
“It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.” -Frank Warren
AYT to represent interests of the youth in the HLM2 meeting of the Global partnership towards Inclusive and Accelerated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
AYT through its SheCAN school clubs held an inter-schools debate in Mukuru. The students debated on a wide range of themes related to the Safety and Security of women and girls in public spaces as well as School related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV)