Every child has the right to quality education, proper health care, and the basic needs of life. It is pertinent that we elucidate on who is a child in line with their rights and priviledges.
Who is a child? According to the United Nations Convention, a child is a human being below the age of 18years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.
In the light of the foregoing, Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement. It suffice to say that rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory.
The rights of a child are enormous but the most basic rights of a child is the right to free quality education and the right to proper health care. The United Nations Charter Article 4.1 on the Rights of the Child states that ‘The African Child has inalienable rights to education, life, shelter, health care etc.’
- To provide qualitative Education and Healthcare to indigent children in impoverished regions in Africa.
- To contribute to the education and provision of aids to orphanages across Africa.
- To serve as a medium of enlightenment to providers and givers of care.
- To sensitize parents, wards, and the general public on the importance of educating their children through the distribution of leaflets, bulletins and other relevant informative materials.