Today, June 16, the world celebrates the International Day of the African Child with the message “Implement the 2040 Agenda, for the Africa that Protect Children’s Rights”. In Lushoto district this ceremony took place in Yoghoi village where Government, Private and Government Officials came together to educate the community on the eradication of child abuse and violence. YPM Environment and Advocacy Officer Miss. Lidya Mshemu got a chance to talk to parents as well as children. Miss Mshemu, urged parents to reflect on this important day for children and the world at large and to see how they can work with various development partners and the Government to end child abuse and ensure that children get their rights. He added that YPM recognizes and fights for the rights of the child by launching a ‘Let Me Study Education is my Redeemer, conducting various dialogue and encouraging community to fight against Early Marriage and Early Pregnancy which has been a big challenge that have led to school drop out for many young girls. Not only that, but YPM has succeeded in contributing to the cost of health insurance for some vulnerable children in Lushoto District as well as distributing water containers for hand washing to schools to enable children to protect themselves from diarrhea and typhoid and improve their hygiene. All of this is to ensure that YPM is in support of the community development and enables children to fulfill their future dreams.As a parent, guardian, youth or development partner, let us work together to protect the African children as they are our treasure.
Leo tarehe 16 ya mwezi Juni dunia inaazimisha Siku ya Kimataifa ya Mtoto wa Afrika yenye ujumbe “Tutekeleze Ajenda 2040, kwa Afrika inayolinda Haki za mtoto”. Katika wilaya Lushoto maazimisho haya yamefanyika Katika kijiji cha Yoghoi ambapo Viongozi wa Serikali,Mashirika Binafsi na Yakiserikali wamejumuika kwapamoja ilikuelimisha jamii juu za kutokomeza vitendo vya kinyanyasaji na ukatili dhidi ya watoto.Afisa Mazingira na Utetezizi wa YPM Miss. Lidya Mshemu alipata nafasi ya kuzungumza na wazazi pamoja na watoto. Miss Mshemu, aliwaasa wazazi kutafakari juu ya siku hii muhimu kwa watoto na dunia kwaujumla na kuona nijinsi gani wanweza kushirikiana na wadau mbalimbali wamaendeleo na Serikali ili kutokomeza ukatili kwa watoto na kuhakikisha kwamba watoto wanapata haki zao. Aliongeza kwa kusema kwamba, YPM inatambua na kupigania Haki za Mtoto kwa kuanzisha kampeni ya ”Niache nisome Elimu ndio Mkombozi wangu, Kuendesha majadiliano mbalimbali na kuhamasisha jamii kupiga vita Ndoa za Utotoni na Mimba za Utotoni. Si hivyo tu, lakini YPM imefanikiwa kuchangia gharama za bima ya Afya kwa baadhi ya Watoto wanaoishi kwenye mazingira magumu hapa Wilaya Lushoto pamoja na kusambaza ndoo za kunawia mikono mashuleni ili kuwezesha watoto kujikinga na magonjwa ya kuhara na typhoid. Yote haya nikuhakikisha kua YPM inakua msaada kwa jamii na kuwezesha watoto kutimiza ndoto zao.
Ukiwa Mzazi,Mlezi, Kijana au Mdau wa Maendeleo, tushirikiane kwa pamoja kumlinda mtoto wa Afrika kwani ndio hazina yetu.