Children in Katsina state who participated at the 2021 International Day of the African child have advocated for their rights to education and good health care facilities to guarantee their future.
The children made this demand at an event organised by a Katsina based NGO, Community Information and Advocacy initiative in collaboration with the Save the Children International in Rijiyar Tsamiya village and Katsayal village in Sandamu local government area of Katsina state.
Independent.ng reported that during the event, the children displayed placards with inscriptions such as “children need access to qualitative education” and “children demand access to health care facilities”.
They also called for the need to be protected against various abuses and maltreatment been carried out by miscreants to enable them to realize their future dreams in life.
A cross-section of the children who spoke at the event affirmed that it was the Save the Children International safe space project that encourages them to return to school.
According to them, before the safe space project, they stopped going to school but with their encouragement, we have returned to school and promised never to abandon school again.
Parents who spoke at the event thanked Save the Children International for the initiative to educate rural communities on how to better the lives of their children especially the girl-child.
Mr Aaron Jacob, the Programme Manager, Community Information and Advocacy Initiative, in a remark, expressed satisfaction with the success the project has achieved in the rural