The theme for the Day of the African Child (DAC) 2022 is “Eliminating Harmful Practices Affecting Children: Progress on Policy & Practice since 2013”. The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (Committee), established under Articles 32 and 33 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the Charter) selected this theme for the commemoration of the DAC in 2022.

At Rescue The Poor-Uganda, we commemorated that day of the African child along with the CSOs in Katabi Town council. It started on June 20th with children debate at Conbert junior school and then held a commemoration ceremony on June 21st at Conbert junior school playground in Nkumba Central, Katabi Town council. At the commemoration, local and town council leaders were invited. The leaders watched the children make presentations and entertainments aimed at creating awareness against harmful practices against children. The leaders also later on gave speeches reassuring the communities of their unswerving dedication to elimination of harmful practices against children.