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Promote child rights, stakeholders told as Isiolo marks Day of African Child

By The Frontier Post Reporter

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Stakeholders in Isiolo have been asked to promote child’s welfare and rights and invest in their education for an informed society.

Mr David Chege, an officer at the County Public Health department, called for concerted efforts from all in ensuring that all children complete their education and their rights are safeguarded.

Educating them, he said, will ensure they become responsible and law abiding citizens in the country.

He spoke during celebration of the International Day of the African Child in Isiolo town organised by the Merti Integrated Development Programme (MID-P).

The organisation facilitates and co-ordinates development initiatives through policy influencing and resource mobilization to promote good governance.

The officer sensitized stakeholders from several sectors at the event on Covid-19 transmission and health protocols on wearing of masks, keeping social distance and sanitizing.

“There is need for all of us to observe the Covid-19 protocols to contain the disease,” the officer said during the half-day workshop.

MID-P is set to distribute face masks and sanitizers at Bulampya Primary School.

The Day of the African Child is a commemoration of June 16, 1976 student riots in Soweto, South Africa where those who protested against apartheid-inspired education, were brutally killed.

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