December 4, 2020

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World Children’s Day 2020: Investing in the future means investing in our children

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World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

About World Children’s Day

According to the United Nations, World Children’s Day is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Therefore, since 1990, World Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children’s rights.

“Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals, as well as young people and children themselves, can play an important part in making World Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.”

World Children’s Day ultimately offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

This year, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a child rights crisis. The costs of the pandemic for children are immediate and, if unaddressed, may last a lifetime.

The #voicesofyouth illustration challenge

This year, the UN invites those between 13-24 to interpret the world that they want to build after COVID-19 and submit their drawings through their Voices of Youth website, following these steps, and join #voicesofyouth illustration challenge!

Looking out for the vulnerable children in SA

One story that touched the hearts of many this World Children’s Day, was when The Baby Home in Durban shared a photo of a little girl walking to join her family home after being adopted. .

According to their website, one of the biggest issues in South Africa is the country’s many vulnerable children. 

“The Baby Home is a fully registered Place of Safety that cares for abandoned or orphaned babies and babies given up for adoption,” reads their website. “We nurture each of our babies individually, providing them with the love and care that every child deserves. We do this until a permanent solution is found for each child. The Durban North Baby Home cares for babies and toddlers between the age of 0 and 4, and little ones with special needs.”

I snapped this picture this morning on our way in to court and I absolutely adore the love and innocence of it.This is…

Posted by The Baby Home – Durban North on Monday, November 16, 2020