African Children’s Day: Involved in IAMGold Esacan

মাধ্যমে Through a dedicated day

400 400 children gathered in Ouagadougou town

• Purpose, in favor of access to quality education

Kalid Kere, CEO represents IAMgold Esacan. (Phone: Evan Sama)

Abdul Aziz Diallo, President of the AKB3N Association. (Phone: Evan Sama)

Use basketball to celebrate African Children’s Day. This is an initiative initiated by the African NGO Giants, funded by IAMGOLD Essakane SA and implemented by the CSR Forum and the AKB3N Association. Thus, every year since 2020, children have been honored at all sports facilities established by the Giants of Africa with the aim of supporting access to quality education. On this occasion, the representative of the mine in Esacan, Kalid Kere, visited the basketball court of Mason des Juনs et de la Culture de Ouagadougou on June 23, 2022. The theme chosen for this year’s celebration is the protection of children in emergencies. “Regarding this theme, which is important in the current context of our country, allow me to congratulate UNICEF’s technical support for this celebration, by establishing 50 U-Reporters who will promote activity awareness for the benefit of children,” said Mr Kerry. The goal of bringing together many children in the city of Ouagadougou to continue is to strengthen awareness and positive change about the situation of children in the current humanitarian context.

To celebrate this day, the organizers were able to gather about 400 children from the city of Ouagadougou. (Phone: Evan Sama)

Due to the security crisis and the percentage of internally displaced children (64.66%, of which 34% are under 5 years of age), the celebration of this day has provided a framework for the entertainment of youth and children. The city of Ouagadougou.
For Children’s Spokesperson Axel Compaoré, “This day invites the authorities of our continent to introspect and engage responsibly in tackling the challenges that our children face on a daily basis”.
Abdul Aziz Diallo, President of the AKB3N Association, said: “It is a matter of pride for us as an association to have a partner like IAMgold Assacan SA, who has worked day and night to make this activity an ideal environment. For children, and social and environmental responsibility We pray that we can celebrate the next edition of this day with all the children of Burkina Faso without any worries. Will accept for “.
Note that to celebrate this day, the organizers were able to gather about 400 children from the city of Ouagadougou.
Rahinatu Kauda (Student)

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Giants of Africa in a nutshell

Giants of Africa is an organization whose mission is to use basketball as a way to educate and enrich the lives of African youth. “Our goal is to use basketball as a means to educate and enrich the lives of expatriate Africans through safe and out-of-court education. By providing quality mentorship and guidance, Giants of Africa encourages young people to develop their leadership potential and give them opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to nurture tomorrow’s African leaders and inspire them to bring lasting change to their communities and continents, ”the company’s website reads.

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Go back to African Children’s Day

It is a tribute to the martyrs of Sweato, South Africa, who were beaten by security forces during a peaceful protest against the low quality of their education and their denial of black education laws that discriminated against students on the basis of their caste. That African Children’s Day was created and has been celebrated every year since 1991.
In Burkina Faso, the International Day of the African Child was celebrated in the early 1990s.

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