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South Africa, 14 November 2016: Tiny Stories: “What I want for every child”

14 November 2016 – On the 20th of November this year, UNICEF marks the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child around the theme, ‘What I want for every child’ under the hashtag #ForEveryChild.

As part of this commemoration, UNICEF South Africa will join our offices and partners around the world by participating in a literary campaign, initiated by UNICEF Finland called ‘Tiny Stories’. Aiming at increasing awareness of children’s rights and needs, UNICEF South Africa chose three authors to write a ‘tiny’ story of just seven lines under the theme ‘What I want for every child’.

The youngest of the three contributors is Michelle Nkamankeng from Johannesburg, who, at only seven years old, wrote and published her first book “Waiting for the waves.

 
William Gumede, bestselling author of non-fiction adult and children’s fiction books is the second contributor. For his book, “A Kite’s Flight”, he won the Crystal Kite Award for it in 2010.

The third contributor is editor and trainer Karen Hurt, who writes nonfiction and fiction for children and won the Golden Baobab Early Chapter Book Prize for “179 Jabulani Street”, a children’s detective story set in Yeoville, Johannesburg.

Each of these three talented writes will, with UNICEF’s support, each share their stories across all social media platforms from the 14th to the 20th of November 2016 as we reflect on the rights of children in South Africa and globally.

Related link:
Universal Children’s Day: Two hundred world renowned writers come together for children’s rights [press release]

 

 
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