Nanso to commemorate Day of the African Child

11 Jun 2019 15:00pm
RUNDU, 11 JUN (NAMPA) – The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) in the Kavango East Region will commemorate the Day of the African Child on Friday.
Day of the African Child is celebrated on 16 June every year since 1991, when it was initiated by the Organisation of African Unity to honour those who participated in the ‘Soweto Uprising’ on 16 June 1976 in South Africa.
Valentine Kasoma, member of the Nanso regional executive committee and head girl of Dr Romanus Kampungu Senior Secondary School, said at a media conference here on Monday the commemoration is aimed at honouring the students who lost their lives on 16 June 1976 in Soweto.
She said the day will honour those leaders and students who marched for the disapproval of the education act which segregated students based on their race and advocated for equal rights and education for all.
The commemoration will be held at the Kavango East Regional Council auditorium and learners from local schools are expected to attend.
“The commemoration will start with a walk from Dr Romanus Kapungu sports field to the Kavango East Regional Council auditorium, with the support of the Namibian Police Force,” Kasoma said.
Expanding on Nanso’s aims in Kavango East, regional chairperson Pedro Muyo-yeta said the organisation assists learners and students to advocate against impediments to education to ensure that obligations are met.
“We will thus be regularly engaging Nanso alumni and hosting networking events which will give our members and general students at large opportunities to gain valuable education, career guidance, and inspirations,” said Muyo-yeta.
He added that the organisation also supports students in the region by offering general knowledge workshops, conferences and panel discussions on several issues affecting them to enrich and valuably contribute to personal and professional development.