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27th DAC celebration in the NWR
The event was marked by a series of exposes done by social affair workers on the plight of the African child.

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"2030 Agenda for sustainable development for children in Africa : Protecting, employment and equal opportunity", is the theme under which the 2017 edition of the Day of the African Child(DAC) was celebrated today in the North-West Region.

Commemorative activities marking the day in Bamenda was organized by the Regional Delegation of Social Affairs under the patronage of North-West Governor, Adolphe LELE LAFRIQUE and was held at the Alliance Française Hall at veterinary junction. Presided over the event was the head of Economy, Social and Cultural Affairs Division, Mr NJI Joseph, personal representative of the Governor of the North-West Region.

The event was marked by a series of exposes done by social affair workers on the plight of the African child, especially the girl child who is often assaulted, molested and marginalized, presentations from school pupils and students in the domain of sketches, dances, songs and music.

In his key note address, the Regional Delegate of Social Affairs for the North-West, Mr Edward KINGUE, highlighted the plight of the African child and the need to respect his rights especially that of education which is been threatened in the 2 Anglophone Regions of Cameroon, while calling on all to respect this fundamental right and give education a chance.

The day was marked by the award of cash prizes and certificates to some distinguished kids who took part in "the day of the African child contest" organized by the CBC(Cameroon Baptist Convention) and SEEPD (Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities) as part of commemorative activities marking the 27 edition of the day of the African child, during which the children contested in drawing, music, short story, and arts and craft.

By Eileen SAMA, North-West Region

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