Today, We Recognize Universal Children's Day!
Today, We Recognize Universal Children's Day!
"We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind." Excerpt from We the Children: End-decade review of the follow-up to the World Summit  for Children Report of the Secretary-General (2001) The United Nations' (UN) Universal Children's Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. Universal Children's Day is a day to educate children on their rights according to the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UU-UNO's support of childrens' rights is put into action with the Every Child Is Our Child (ECOC) program, which provides AIDS-orphaned children in the Manya Krobo district of Eastern Ghana access to primary education, school supplies and health care. In recognition of Universal Children's Day, the UU-UNO would like to recognize ECOC student, Hilda! Hilda is a 10 year old girl studying at the Okwenya School in Manya Krobo, Eastern Ghana. In the future, she would like to be a lawyer. With support from her mother, grandmother, the Queen Mothers and the ECOC Program, Hilda is off to a promising start in completing her career goal. Hilda's father passed away from HIV/AIDS and she says sometimes she feels bad when she sees other children with both their parents. Hilda says the ECOC Program "gives me a school bag, sandals and stationary for academic work that will make me happy at school to learn." Hilda is an excellent study, especially in Citizen Education, and she enjoys reading. Recognize the rights of children worldwide. Donate to the ECOC Program today!  

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