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Children Reminded Of Their Rights, Importance

Children  Reminded Of Their Rights, Importance
Draiba Primary School celebrates Children’s Day. Photo: SHAHANI MALA
April 28
12:31 2016

Children’s Day reminds us of the rights of children, says Draiba Primary School headteacher Teresia Suka.

“They are citizens and leaders of tomorrow and they deserve respect, special care and protection,” she said.

Ms Suka said this during the Children’s Day celebration in their school yesterday. The theme for their Children’s Day celebration was ‘Children, Our Future, Our Hope’.

“Children’s Day is an occasion to imbibe the values of discipline, scene of order, cleanliness, beauty and above all innocence,” she said.

Ms Suka reminded children of what former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan had earlier said about children’s rights.

“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their safety and rights are respected, that their welfare is respected, that their lives are free from fear and that they grow in peace.

“This day reminds everyone to renew their commitment towards the welfare of the children and teach them to live,” she said.

School librarian Losalini Tikoitoga said: “Children are gifts of God and it is very important for them to know their rights.

“They are very special to their parents and they need protection, love and care,” she said.

School headgirl Naomi Besa said: “I am thankful to my school teachers for organising Children’s Day celebration today.

“This celebration is always important for us where we get to know our rights,” she said.

Headboy Watisoni Tuapati said: “We are special and Children’s Day reminds us about our roles and responsibilities in our societies.”

The 2016 World Children’s Day will be celebrated on November 20.

SHAHANI MALA

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback: shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj

 

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