The Dayof the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991,whenit was first initiated by the OAU Organisation of African Unity. It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children.
In Soweto, South Africa, on June 16, 1976, about ten thousand black school children marched in a columnmore than half a mile long, protesting the poor quality of their education and demanding their right to be taught in their own language. Hundreds of young students were shot, the most famous of which being Hector Pieterson (see image). More than a hundred people were killed in the protests of the following two weeks, and more than a thousand were injured.
On June 16 every year, governments, NGOs, international organisations and other stakeholders gather to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the full realization of the rights of children Africa.
So, clearly, this Father’s Day is extra special this year. It is a collision of social awareness and retail commerce, and we think we figured out a way to combine the two.
Do you have a digital camera (made within the last 10 years), photo/video equipment (lights, grip, monitors etc.), an iPad (with lightning port)/tablet, or other digital device (smartphones, laptops, headphones, etc.) that will end up in the closet or at the dump?