KIR Foundation celebrates children’s day with reading sessions around Nigeria
World Children’s Day, also known as Universal Children’s Day, was first celebrated on 20th November 1954, with the goal of promoting international cooperation, raising awareness among children around the world and improving children’s welfare.
The UN General Assembly approved the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on 20th November 1959, which is a significant occasion. The UN General Assembly also adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the same day in 1989.
Since 1990, World Children’s Day has been celebrated with different themes adopted to commemorate the event.
Over 262 million children in the world are out of school due to an increase in poverty, natural disasters etc. Children from developing countries tend to be withdrawn from education due to problems related to health and the economy.
When children are denied education, they are likely to experience life-altering challenges like violence, trafficking, forced labour and even malnutrition. An educated child will however gain self-esteem, better career prospect, and Improved mental health.