On Saturday 28 May 2016, children across the globe will celebrate World Play Day. World Play Day is a day set aside on the International Children’s Calendar to celebrate play by the United Nations.
With the help of various partners and well- wishers Nhaka Foundation is commemorating World Play Day by having a sports day for the Early Childhood Development (ECD) pupils at St Dominic’s Nora Primary School on the 26th of May 2016, at Mwanza Primary School on the 27th of May 2016) and at Dudzu Primary School on the 1st of June 2016 in Mashonaland East Province. Nhaka Foundation as a child welfare focused organisation driven by child education, we are excited because this day commemorates the importance of incorporating play in ECD education.
Play is crucial in a child’s development and to promote every child’s right to play it is set out in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child. During the events children will be given a chance to play while they learn skills like fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination through the activities of the day. Our main goal is to encourage play as a way of learning and leave this as an ongoing sustainable exercise to be done by the schools and communities independently.
On 16 June 2016 Nhaka Foundation will be commemorating the Day of the African Child at Rusike Primary School. The Day of the African Child (DAC) 2016 will be observed Under the theme “ Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children’s Rights. This day is part of the effortsto elevate child protection agenda in conflict situation in Africa as well as a guarantee the protectionand preservation of life and well-being of the African children.
In all these commemorations Team Nhaka encourages you to “like” and “tag” @Nhakafoundation on our Facebook, @NhakaFoundation on Twitter and @NhakaFoundation on Instagram so that you get updates on the activities we are going to be involved in!