The International Day of the African Child, celebrated on June 16, marks the anniversary of the 1976 uprising in Soweto, South Africa. Thousands of schoolchildren and students took part in a protest against the apartheid regime. The authorities suppressed the uprising, spilling the blood of hundreds of defenceless child protesters.
Today’s Day of the African Child is not about candy, bouncy castles and carefree fun. Rather, it focuses on the obstacles that African children face in getting an education.
Every young person has dreams. Wanting to make them come true, at some point on their path they come to understand that the knowledge they acquire at school helps make those dreams a reality. Our pupils know very well what opportunities Kasisi provides them with, so they do everything to take full advantage of this chance, which their Zambian colleagues do not have.
It is you who create an environment for the youth of Kasisi to learn, give them motivation and prove to them that nothing is impossible. Thanks to the support of Adoptions from the Heart and Kasisi Academy you help us finance the best schools and extracurricular activities for them. Your efforts bear fruit. Many children pass exams with results that allow them to make further choices and think about studying at the best universities in Zambia and Europe.
On The Day of the African Child we would like to encourage you to make at least one purchase of your choice at Kasisi Academy. Let’s help our kids to overcome new barriers!
Eva and James are our medical students – talented, hardworking and grateful for every little support. They know that thanks to you they have been given a life opportunity. Now they can lead their lives as they dreamed of.
Today we ask you to join the fundraiser for the next semester of their studies. Curriculum – not funding – should be the only thing for our children to worry about. Let’s make sure they have a place in the medical world!