Children of Africa Day

Children of Africa Day is next week and we're celebrating the birthdays of all our residential girls!

Children of Africa Day, held every year on June 16th, is an international day dedicated to celebrate children all across the continent of Africa, to remember the children who fought for their educational rights in the Soweto Uprising in 1976, and to bring awareness to the improvements that still need to be made in education for African children.

Here at Mainsprings, we also dedicate this day to celebrate the birthdays of all our residential girls. Many of them never knew the exact date or even year of their birth. For some of these girls, this is the first time anyone has ever celebrated their birthday. It is a fun day each year where we come together for games, food, cake and gifts!

Each campus has plans for a special presentation during school that will include music, dancing, fashion shows, as well as learning and reflecting on the progress made towards children’s rights. In the evening, all of our residential girls on both campuses will continue the fun and celebration with cake, birthday gifts, more dancing and singing, and end it all with a movie night with popcorn and candy!

If you would like to make a gift to help us celebrate this special day in honor of Children of Africa Day and our residential girls, please click the link below!

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