The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created by the UN General Assembly in 1946 to provide humanitarian and development assistance to children and mothers in developing nations. UNICEF Day is marked every 31st of October.
First Age Private Schools Kubwa. celebrated the UNICEF Day, by visiting the children at the IDP camp in Garki. There were lessons learned and taught, one of which the value of Education and the need to help those in need.
Questions asked by the pupils of First Age Private Schools at the camp included ” Why are they called displaced” “Why are the rich in the society not coming to help them” “Why are the ones in Primary 4 looking so Matured” “Why are they sitting on the ground to learn” .
Its really an experience and an eye opener for both the pupils and the teachers. We need to do more as citizens of Nigeria.
There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace. — Kofi Annan