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SCOMER SCOPE African Child SCOMER RELEASE MAY 2012

scomer2012@gmail.com I www.famsanet.org

Children help, why not help them too?

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Inside this issue:

Introduction

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Theme

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Aim

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Objectives

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Activities

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How to be part

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Why Participate

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UGANDA, KENYA, GHANA, NAMIBIA, BURUNDI, NIGERIA, ...


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We want to bridge this gap

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SCOMER SCOPE

he Day of the African Child (DAC) marks the anniversary of the Soweto Uprising in 1976. On June 16, INTRODUCTION 1976, thousands of black South African students joined in a protest against the oppressive education policies of the apartheid regime. Police responded with force, killing an estimated two hundred children. Since 1991, DAC is commemorated every year on 16th June by Member States of the African Union (AU), and its Partners. It has been an occasion to honour the courage of the children who participated in the protests, and to advocate for further action to address the physical and educational needs of children in Africa. THEME

(Photo by Balina Moses)

1 in 8 children in sub-Saharan Africa will die before reaching their 5th birthday compared to 1 in 143 for developed regions.

We are to walk with children on the day 16th June.

The Rights of Children with Disabilities: the duty to protect, respect, promote and fulfill AIM Undertake advocacy on the rights, capabilities and potential of children with disabilities and draw attention to their marginalisation in health and education policies.

OBJECTIVES 1. Undertake the advocacy for the rights of children with governments and international and national organisations 2. Raise awareness about the capabilities and potential of children with disabilities amongst their peers hence foster acceptance and integration into their peer groups and society 3. Identify special areas

of concern 4. Offer treatment, counseling and other medical related services freely to the children during medical camp 5. Create opportunities for linkage with referral systems for those with complicated conditions. Primary pupils pose for a photo at lunch time (Photo by Balina Moses)


SCOMER RELEASE

MAY 2012

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ACTIVITES 

PUT ON SOMETHING BLUE: During the week to and on Day of African Child showing togetherness in the campaign

WALK FOR THE CHILD; People involved will walk along the streets of the town in their localities

BE A BUDDY: Visit hospitals, children’s homes, schools, and wherever children are to talk to them as well as befriend them

DONATE (GIVING TO THE CHILDREN): Give anything to any child anywhere you will be during the week leading to DAC.

FUN DAY: On DAC, this will be a fun day; Both those who have participated in the walk and those that haven’t, may converge around a place to play and share with children

TALKSHOWS: We will be involved in talkshows in both radio and television stations

We will prepare a report, presentation and a video that will capture the pictures from across the continent;

REPORT: Send us all the photos and video clips on our facebook pages (Listed below) or email address scomer2012@gmail.com

IN SUMMARY: Do anything within your capacity to make a child happy and let us know so we include it in our report

HOW TO BE PART OF THE HAPPENING

Children in Ghana

The gap between the survival rates, the education and development of Africa’s children and children from other continents is increasing

 Join any of these Facebook pages to update, inquiry and upload as well as follow what is happening elsewhere  FAMSA-SCOMER  Africa for African Children  Understanding the Autistic Child  Email: scomer2012@gmail.com

Children playing (Photo

 Website: www.famsanet.org

by Balina Moses)

Photo by D.N.D. Aryeetey in Ghana


WHY PARTICIPATE ??? i)

FACT: Africa has only 10% of the world’s population, but 40% of childhood deaths.

ii) FACT: Almost 16 million African children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. iii) FACT: 4 out of 10 children in sub-Saharan Africa is a child-worker: the highest child labour rate in the world. iv) FACT: 1 in 8 children in sub-Saharan Africa will die before reaching their 5th birthday compared to 1 in 143 for developed regions. v) FACT: 80% of persons with disabilities live in the developing world, according to UNDP. vi) FACT: 90% of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school, says UNESCO. vii) FACT: research shows that violence against children with disabilities is at least 1.7 times greater than for their non-disabled counterparts. viii) FACT: In the decade where 100 countries slashed mortality rates for children under five by 20% or more, the rate for Africa declined by 3% overall. (UNICEF) ix) FACT: Over 90% of the world's stunted children live in Africa and Asia; with Africa having the highest proportion in the world. (UNICEF 2009, pp. 15-19). x) FACT: The gap between the survival rates, the education and development of Africa’s children and children from other continents is increasing

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ADDRESS IS For Inquiries Contact:

Balina Moses (Editor in chief) balina55@live.com Or

Email: scomer2012@gmail.com Website: www.famsanet.org

Dorcas Naa Dedei Aryeetey dorcasta@gmail.com OR scomer2012@gmail.com

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