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international day of the african child

On the 16th of June, 2011, Dolly Foundation marked the International Day of the African child. The celebration was the 2nd ever international day of the African child marked. The first was marked by World Vision International. Dolly foundation a local N.G.O in Assin Foso marked the Day. Theme of the international day of the African child was ‘’ALL TOGETHER, AN URGENT ACTION FOR STREET CHILDREN.

Radio announcement for awareness creation.
Sensitization for the need for children in the street to attend school.
Letters were given to all public and private schools in the municipality

350 school children were involved in a street walk from Obiri Yeboah Secondary School through the municipal street and ended at Latter Day Saint Church.          
50 street children were among the school children.
Educational placards:
   Yesterday street child is today arm robbery.
Education the backbone of the nation
Education is the key to success
Stop violence against girls in schools
Children education, our concern
Chorology    dance by fosco demonstration school.
Poetry recital by 31st December women movement
Eagle nest community school also entertains the school children and the street children with poetry recital and newscast.
50 street children were given school uniform school bags, shoes and stationary.
  Above mentioned items were sponsored by Assin North Municipal  Assembly  Assin North Education Service

Awareness of the importance of education
Street children become aware of the need to attend school.
Policy maker realizing that more must be done if we want to say no to streetism.
Scholarship pledges from individual.

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Lack of funding
Were not able to reach out to other communities
Dolly foundation back to school project is a year long campaign which aims at reducing street children and school drop out back to school.  
Dolly Foundation need more funding support for Advocacy programs for the needs for education.
 

rosina akourkor teye
dolly foundation
dollylove201060@yahoo.com

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