WORLD DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD
The world day of the African Child has been celebrated across the African continent. The Archdiocese of Nairobi has joined in the celebration at St. Gabriel parish Mutomo led by Archbishop Emeritus John Cardinal Njue.
Celebrating the International Day of the African Child was set to recognize and celebrate the achievements of children in Africa. The day was first observed in 1991 to commemorate an uprising by students protesting against their unequal access to education in South Africa during apartheid. Since then, it has grown into a global celebration of African children and their resilience despite the difficult circumstances they face daily. It is also an opportunity for everyone around the world to help make sure that every child can reach their potential through education and support!
Fr. Ignatius Njue the PMC Director while giving a homily, has called on the children to be active in participating in church activities by living the PMC them: Communion is the fruit of sacramental life.
While celebrating the African Child, he encouraged them to be cautious of what the digital environment brings to them. in their curiosity, they should seek what is right for their growth even in their interaction with the world of technology.
“Values should guide you to do the right thing. Digital space is not everything and can be misleading. you are the future of this continent and need to shape your minds with the right things.”
The event was organized by the Archdiocesan Catholic Justice and Peace Department headed by Fr. Patrick Ndungu.