Bugesera: World Vision joins Rwanda to celebrate African Child’s Day
Some of the children in a play about hard labour some of them go through
World Vision on June 17th 2013 joined children to celebrate African child’s day in Ntarama sector in Bugesera district.
World vision and other projects that give care to children decided to hold the celebrations in Ntarama sector because some children are doing forced labour due to stone mining in the area.
During the event, information on child labour was passed in plays, poems, and songs.
Among the work children are forced to do before going to school include fetching water from far distances, grazing livestock, cracking stones for building and digging while at a tender age.
Bugesera: World Vision joins Rwanda to celebrate African Child’s Day
Children in peaceful walk
Some children say: “Some come late to school and when they are asked reasons, they list things they do first.”
Louis Rwagaju, mayor of Bugesera district asserts that different administrative sectors and especially teachers should take part in fighting child labour.
Yagize ati “A child must know his or her education rights to be able to have a brighter future,” he adds.
Children were given enough time to express obstacles to their development and rights through drama. Children who proved fluent in English language were given shoes and scholastics as presents.
While the African child’s day is celebrated on June 16th every year, it was celebrated on June 15th 2013 in Bugesera district with the help of compassion international and celebrated on June 17th organised by World Vision.

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