On Friday November 18th Kamloops Community Partners along with the School District came together to celebrate the Kamloops Children’s Charter of Rights in support of International Children’s Day.
Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said Children’s Day was "an annual opportunity to recommit ourselves to protecting the rights of every child". “These children are the future leaders of their societies. The future engines of their national economies. The future parents and protectors of the next generation."
“When we protect their rights, we are not only preventing their suffering. We are not only safeguarding their lives. We are protecting our common future.”
The School District StrongStart programs proudly provided a hands on interactive play area that celebrated the right to an education. Every child has the right to learn how to read and write, and know what is going on in the world.