By Vasinatta Yama – EMTV News, Mt Hagen
Parents in Dei Electorate in the Western Highlands Province have pledged to respect the rights of their children at all times.
Students from the St Joseph Mun Primary School outside the province hosted a mini celebration for World Children’s Day yesterday and got their parents pledging support.
Supported by UNICEF, the school turned into a sea of blue, a campaign to go blue to commemorate the day.
Students from St Joseph Mun Primary School led the World Children’s Day celebration by giving speeches, acting, singing, and performing acts to commemorate World Children’s Day.
The students from Elementary to Grade 8 appealed to their parents, siblings, teachers, and friends to always respect their rights.
Their rights to go to school, to be fed well, live healthily, drink clean water, and many more.
The World Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote children’s welfare.
Research has shown that many children are being abused at home, at school and in public areas which affects their behavior.
In this year’s celebration, UNICEF urged parents to sign its petition and pledge cards, calling on world leaders to commit fulfilling the rights of every child.
UNICEF introduced the #GoBlue campaign to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare to live in harmony.
This year’s theme is “Minimizing Violence against Children in Schools”.