UNICEF and Partners join hands to celebrate World Children’s Day

28 November 2021
Partners join hands to celebrate World Children’s Day
UNICEF/Egypt 2021/Karim Soliman

The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) alongside the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MoSS) in partnership with UNICEF Egypt, and with the generous contribution from the United States’ Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration organized an edutainment event for children at Kidszania city hall in Cairo.

The celebration was attended by Actress and Singer Donia Samir Ghanem, UNICEF Egypt’s Goodwill Ambassador. The event came as Egypt joins the world in celebrating Children’s Day and commemorating the anniversary of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in November 1989.
Nearly 300 children, including Egyptians, refugees, and migrants, participated in the celebration.
The participating children 5- 14 years old enjoyed activities that promotes inclusion and equity among all children.

Mr. Jeremy Hopkins, UNICEF Representative in Egypt said “I am pleased to celebrate with children their global and national day. It’s an opportunity for all of us to renew our commitment to doing our share and take up our collective responsibility in providing a dignified, safe and prosperous life to every girl and boy.”

UNICEF and Partners join hands to celebrate World Children’s Day
UNICEF/Egypt 2021/Ahmed Emad

According to the latest data issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), in Egypt there are 39.6 million children (under 18 years old), while the number of adolescents and youth (aged 10 to 24 years) is estimated to reach 27.6 million.

World Children's Day is an inspiration to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions which would encourage us all to build a better world for our children.

“I would like to extend my thanks to UNICEF Egypt’s partners for their support and to UNICE GoodWill Ambassador Donia Samir Ghanem for amplifying children’s rights.  By her participation in today’s event, she is certainly helping us to draw a smile on children’s faces and to promote equity and the participation of the hard to reach and the most vulnerable”, added Mr. Hopkins.

UNICEF and Partners join hands to celebrate World Children’s Day
UNICEF/Egypt 2021/Karim Soliman

Actress and Singer Donia Samir Ghanem, UNICEF Egypt’s Goodwill Ambassador said, “it is our collective responsibility to provide opportunities for all children to live a safe and happy childhood. They have the right to learn, play and acquire the life skills necessary to enable them to live a better future."

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UNICEF Egypt
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UNICEF Egypt

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