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Some Children Dream of becoming Football Stars

Everything is possible when children receive WFP school meals. Did you know that 8 of the teams in this year’s World Cup represent countries receiving food assistance from the World Food Programme? They are Algeria, Cameroon, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Honduras, and Iran. Children here – just like children all around the world – have dreams. Some dream of becoming football stars, others want to be teachers or doctors. Continue reading

June 16: International Day of the African Child

The International Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity. It honors those who participated in the Soweto uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children. On June 16th 1976, between ten and twenty thousand South African school children walked from their schools to Orlando Stadium in Soweto, peacefully protesting for better standards in education and the right to be taught in their own language. For hundreds, this act of defiance against the Apartheid regime was their last: police opened fire on the students and released dogs into the crowd causing pandemonium and loss of life with over a thousand people injured. Continue reading

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