The Nigerian Consulate General in South Africa Malik Mike Ahmed Abdul will be hosting a Children’s Day Celebration on Saturday 29 May at the Nigerian Consulate in Illovo.
May 27 is the official date set aside for the celebration of Children’s Day in Nigeria. It is a public holiday for Primary and Secondary school children.
On that day some brands, government officials, and media organisations honour some children with leadership opportunities for one day.
The event in South Africa has been organized by the Nigerian Women Association of South Africa (NWASA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Consulate General.
Funke Agboola, the President of NWASA says that the day is to celebrate children and also highlight the problems that they are facing.
“Children’s day is dedicated to celebrate the children and also to create awareness about the problems they are facing and how to solve them. And also to appreciate them and let them know that they are the future. So on that day children will be given the opportunity to take the lead in every activity that the leaders are performing so that they can know that they can do whatever an adult can do and that the future can be handed to them.
They will do a lot of activities such as dancing competitions, choreography, recitations and if some can read the news they are welcome to do so. That day we will make them feel they have a sense of belonging.”