International Day for the African Child: Yvonne Jegede visits less privileged kids
Hosted by Culturati, the event saw the actress meet and interact t with the children, while distributing relief materials.
The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) initiated the International Day for the African Child on June 16, 1991, and the event honours the memories of the students, who were massacred in Soweto, South Africa in 1976, for protesting against education, injustice and inequality in the apartheid regimes rights.
On her decision to visit the needy, Yvonne Jegede said, “Love is a sentiment all humans share; love is its own reward when shared. Define yourself, not by how much you are loved, but by how much you love others. I partnered with Culturati Movement on the 2020 edition with the theme, Access to a Child-Friendly Justice The system in Africa, sharing love with children on the streets.
The day brings together stakeholders whose main agenda is to improve the lives of African children through the promotion and protection of their rights.”