Nigeria: UNICEF to mark world Children day November 20th
By Mohammad Ibrahim
16 Nov, 2017, Kaduna : As part activities to honour children globally, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) outlined programs to mark "World Children Day" slated for November 20th 2017. Public Relations Officer, UNICEF Kaduna Field office, Rabiu Musa during the end of year media review meeting held in Kaduna state north west part of the country said theme of the commemoration is "Takeover". Children across the world will have the opportunity to takeover leadership of 50 organizations globally and act as head on that special day. According to him, the idea is to make them feel and understand that thay can become any thing and attain any position in life irrespective of their background. "We also want them to have an opportunity to be part of decisions making on issues that concerns them. It is a way of making them feel how important they are in the society they belong to. "If you are planning for them, the best way is to plan with them. It will help to begin to think of what they will become in life, it will also raise their profile to prepare them for a better future," he said. According to him, in schools around the world, children will also take over classrooms and assemblies to raise their voices and fund raise in solidarity with the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. Rabiu also commended media in Nigeria for high demonstration of professionalism in reporting issues that concerns children. He further appealed to journalists not to relent in their support for UNICEF and children in the state and country at large. "Our partnership with Kaduna state is one of the best in this part of the world. We will continue to work with Kaduna State to provide support and help for children and women in areas of; Child Protection and Survival, Nutrition, Education, Health, WASH etc," he said.
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