President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to lead the national celebrations of the International Children’s Day in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria.
The Day is observed annually on June 1 around the world to honour children’s rights and it also coincides with the Child Protection Week Campaign which was launched this past weekend in the North-West province.
The campaign is organised to mobilise society to protect, develop and nurture children.
The day also seeks to raise awareness and assist parents, child caregivers, guardians and the entire society to be vigilant and partner with government in protecting and creating a safe and secure environment for children.
President Zuma’s spokesperson Dr. Bongani Ngqulunga says: “International children’s day was decided by the United Nations. President Zuma will use the day to look at progress made to advance the rights of children.”
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