FACTS ABOUT CHILDREN DAY
FACTS ABOUT CHILDREN’S DAY
By O.D Oluwasegun
Children’s day is here again, but do you really know the purpose of the day (children day)? Here
is everything you need to know about Children’s day celebration.
In August 1925, some 54 representatives from different countries gathered together in Geneva,
Switzerland to convene the first “World Conference for the Well being of Children”, during
which the “Geneva Declaration Protecting Children” was passed. The proclamation made a
strong appeal for the spiritual needs of children, relief for children in poverty, prevention of
child labor, reassessing the way that children are educated and other issues related to the
welfare of children around the world.
After the conference, various governments around the world designated a day, different in
each country, as Children’s Day, to encourage and bring joy to children as well as to draw the
attention of society to children’s issues.
In Nigeria, children’s day is celebrated on May 27th and on that day all schools in West Africa
celebrate it, fathers, mothers and governmental parastatals of different timber and caliber come
with their children far and wide to celebrate with their youngsters.
The Nigeria government has set out may 27th for children’s day and the Federal Ministry of
Education and her entourage always come to witnesses the occasion. They give awards to the best
schools and advice school proprietress and proprietors’ on how to culture young stars to become
useful to themselves and to the society, and ways to boost educational standards.
Children’s Day is a day to highlight the dignity of children and their need for love, care, and
respect, and instill in the children a sense of independence and national pride, so I hope you will
do something special for your children on this children day (tomorrow).
Thank God there will be public holiday to mark the day, make sure you spend the whole day
with your children, don’t get tired of them. Take them out, buy them gifts and above all, let them
feel the joy of having you as a parent.
Happy Children’s Day