Celebrating 30 years of Child Rights

UNICEF Egypt celebrates the World Children’s Day by organizing an entertaining event for 100 children beneficiaries at Al Ahly Sporting Club

Dalia Younis
UNICEF Egypt celebrates the World Children’s Day by organizing an entertaining event for 100 children beneficiaries at Al Ahly Sporting Club
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Dalia Younis
04 December 2019

Cairo, Egypt - 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC @ 30). During the past 30 years, the convention became the most widely-ratified human rights treaty in history and helped transform children’s lives around the world by advocating for their rights and the changes needed to fulfill and protect them.

On this occasion, UNICEF Egypt in collaboration with Al Ahly Sporting Club seized the moment to advocate for Children’s rights through a joint event engaging players, board members, fans and children. Aliou Dieng and Ayman Ashraf, Al Ahly first team football players, participated in the event by playing a match with the children.

This photo essays highlights how children had an entertaining and engaging experience through the different creative activities UNICE Egypt organized during the day.

UNICEF Egypt celebrates the World Children’s Day by organizing an entertaining event for 100 children beneficiaries at Al Ahly Sporting Club
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Haleem Elshaarani
Before the match, Ayman Ashraf had a busy selfie time with young fans.
UNICEF Egypt celebrates the World Children’s Day by organizing an entertaining event for 100 children beneficiaries at Al Ahly Sporting Club
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Haleem Elshaarani
After the match, Aliou Dieng enjoyed participating in the Zumba dance activity with them.
UNICEF Egypt celebrates the World Children’s Day by organizing an entertaining event for 100 children beneficiaries at Al Ahly Sporting Club
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Haleem Elshaarani
A girl enjoying bungee jumping safely thanks to the safety precautions UNICEF took to guarantee the safety of all games during the event. The day was organized at Al Ahly club in Sheikh Zayed as part of the four-year agreement between UNICEF and one of the region’s and Africa’s most popular football clubs to advocate for the rights of disadvantaged children across Egypt.
UNICEF Egypt celebrates the World Children’s Day by organizing an entertaining event for 100 children beneficiaries at Al Ahly Sporting Club
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Haleem Elshaarani
A Sudanese boy dancing with a clown during the clowns show at the event. 100 children from different age groups, including migrants and refugees, participated in the day. Some of them were beneficiaries of Meshwary, family centers and other UNICEF-supported interventions.
UNICEF Egypt celebrates the World Children’s Day by organizing an entertaining event for 100 children beneficiaries at Al Ahly Sporting Club
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Haleem Elshaarani
A little girl playing a big connect-four with her father at the event. For every child to enjoy and participate, UNICEF Egypt planned for games and activities that fit children with different ages, backgrounds and abilities.
UNICEF Egypt celebrates the World Children’s Day by organizing an entertaining event for 100 children beneficiaries at Al Ahly Sporting Club
UNICEF/Egypt 2019/Haleem Elshaarani
A boy dancing during the music show at the middle of the day. To give all children the chance to express themselves and enjoy their time through art, a face-painting corner, music show and drum circle were organized by UNICEF Egypt.