“Namibia is one of the highest investors in education and for that we thank you Namibian Government, for the free pre-primary education and for plans to make secondary education free. It is not the same all over Africa as young children in Nigeria, Malawi and Somalia are being robbed of their education through early marriages and sexual assault and other factors.”
These were the words of 15-year-old Iyaloo as she read a short speech at the Day of the African Child hosted by Family of Hope Services on their new site in Havana, Katutura. The Day of the African Child is held in memory of the more than 500 learners who lost their lives in the 1976 Soweto revolution in South African. The day is intended to celebrate the recognition of the human rights of children.