• Thu Jun 16 2016
  • In pictures: the Day of the African Child, and more

Pictures from Masaka as Uganda mark the Day of the African Child.
Eddie Ssejjoba
Journalist @ New vision
Pictures from Masaka as Uganda mark the Day of the African Child.

On Thursday, June 16, the world commemmorated the Day of the African Child. This year's event was observed Under the theme " Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children's Rights".  Here in Uganda, the main event was held in Masaka, at the Masaka Liberation Square. Also in the same town, a Children's Dialogue was staged where they expressed their views. Eddie Ssejjoba was there . . .

 Here, children of Mugwanya Complex Primary School, Saza perform at the occassion



State minister bfor higher education, Dr. JC Muyingo signs dummy booklets for guiding children on reporting, tracking, referral and response guidelines for children when in need of help and protecting their rights as well as preventing abuse.



Minister of gender, Muruuli Mukasa signs on manuals for case management in child protection



Ministers Muruuli Mukasa and JC Miyingo join two children representatives, Gloria Namutebi and Paul Lutaaya to receive the children's petition concerning their rights and demands during the function


Minister Mukasa tours stalls where children displayed items they make at school

The Secretary General of the National council for Children, Martin Kiiza talks to Sumayiya Nabagesera, an albino pupil at Murchison Bay PS Luzira during the Children Dialogue at Hotel Brovad on Thursday. Nabagesera also gave her proposals demanding for government and stakeholders to stop neglecting children with disabilities but provide them with requirements for effective learning








Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga responds to children during the dialogue for children at Hotel Brovad. Children demanded to know why politicians refuse their parents to pay money for lunch in UPE schools, which they said hurts them since they stay hungry and cannot perform well in class



The Children's Dialogue took place on the Day of the African Child



Children who attended the Children's Dialogue at Hotel Brovad in Masaka town assist their colleague who is blind. In their presentations, the children asked government and stake holders to give equal attention to children with disabilities and build more schools where they can attain education