Zambia domesticating 1990 children’s rights convention

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Zambia domesticating 1990 children’s rights convention


Lusaka, February 10, ZANIS–The Unite Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says Zambia has made progress in domesticating the 1990 United Nations Convention on the rights of children.


UNICEF Chief of Communications Patrick Slavin said the country has recorded significant progress in ensuring that children have access to social basic needs such as education and health.


Mr. Slavin said this today when pupils from Sun-Spring Charity School in Ng’ombe compound of Lusaka paid a courtesy call on him at his office.


He praised government for its commitment in improving the welfare of children in the country.


He has since reaffirmed UNICEF’s commitment to supporting government through the Ministry of Education to ensure that more community schools in the country attain a full-fledged learning institution status.


And Sun-Spring Charity School Manager Frank Masanta called for more collaborative efforts from all key stakeholders in supporting vulnerable children in society.


Mr. Masanta, who is also founder of the Youth for Africa Renaissance and Faculty Organisation, also called on the public to support community schools which were solely managed by individuals.


He also disclosed that his organisation will soon roll out the Action for Children Together (ACT) campaign aimed at soliciting education support for vulnerable children in society.