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LOADS OF TALENT SHOWCASED AT THOMAS BURKE PRIMARY SCHOOL, NAIROBI PDF Print E-mail

The wide array of talent being nurtured at Thomas Burke Primary School in Buruburu, Nairobi was quite apparent at their Talent DayContortionist held on Satuarday July 23 2011.

From 9 a.m to 2 p.m, teachers, students, parents and other friends of the school were exposed to talented young scientists, singers, poets, dancers, acrobats, artists, reporters, contortionists, sportsmen, fashion designers, cooks, models among others. Overall winners (selected by the judges) in each category were awarded.

The fashion show was one of the items in the program that really got the students at the school excited. Outfits reflecting African, Asian and Western cultures were well-executed, enhanced by the models’ graceful catwalks and creative poses.

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2011 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD CELEBRATED IN KENYA PDF Print E-mail

The International Day of the African Child has been celebrated every year on June 16 since 1991. It honours those who participated in

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the Soweto Uprising in 1976. On June 16,1976 in Soweto, South Africa, about 10,000 black school children took to the streets protesting the poor quality of education they were receiving and demanding their right to be taught in their own language. Hundreds of young students were shot, 100 other people were killed and thousands injured during protests that continued over the next two weeks. Their efforts were not in vain as they challenged years of inferiority, injustice and discrimination all over the continent.

The International Day of the African Child was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union) who determine its theme every year. Besides honouring the memory of the young protestors, it also draws attention to the lives of African children today.

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2011 NATIONAL RECORD ATTEMPT ON THE DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD PDF Print E-mail

The Kenya Reading Revolution is hoping to set a National Record for ‘the most number of people reading the same text aloud inreading revolution flyer different locations’ at 9.00 a.m. Thursday June 16 2011, also the Day of the African Child.

The Reading Revolution, a campaign to excite children about reading, is a three year long joint initiative by Storymoja Africa (Publishers) and the Kenya National Library Services. This year, the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme will also be involved.

The 2011 theme for the day of the African Child is ‘all for urgent action in favour of street children.’ To celebrate reading and highlight issues that children face on the streets, a special story titled Lydia’s Gift will be read in various schools across the country. The story was written with and inspired by two street boys. Lydia’s Gift has also been deliberately left unfinished. Students are welcome to submit their own endings; the best of which will be published on the Reading Revolution website.

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