In anticipation of this year’s World Children’s Day, Zambia is abuzz with preparations as children from all corners of the country gather in the capital, Lusaka.
The occasion, set to take place on November 20, revolves around the theme “Renewing Our Promise for Children’s Rights.”
A diverse array of activities is underway as children undergo orientation sessions covering essential topics such as their rights, safeguarding, and active participation.
These sessions also delve into the progress made in promoting the welfare of children, addressing crucial issues that affect them.
The Minister of Community and Social Services, Ms. Doreen Mwamba, is slated to officiate at a children’s conference, setting the stage for the official commemoration.
The main event is scheduled to be held in Namibia, where Zambia’s Republican President, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, is expected to join other regional leaders in the celebrations.
During a preparatory workshop, Ms. Beatrice Muyambango, the Director for Child Development at the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, addressed the children, urging them to take an active role in protecting, promoting, and safeguarding their interests.
She emphasized that Zambia values the contributions of its children to the country’s socio-economic development.
Expressing gratitude to cooperating partners for their dedicated efforts in organizing this year’s celebrations, Ms. Muyambango underscored the government’s unwavering commitment to enhancing the overall well-being of children in all aspects of life.
As the nation gears up for World Children’s Day, there is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation, with the focus on empowering and motivating children to be exemplary advocates for their rights and active participants in shaping the future of Zambia.