At Kidpreneur Africa’s unique Children’s Day celebration

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that necessitated the shutdown of schools and observance of social distancing, Kidpreneur Africa still celebrated this year’s Children’s Day in a unique style.

The children mentoring outfit organised a virtual Children’s Day Challenge, where children from different schools across the country wore their school uniforms and performed various activities from march past, to poem recitations and expression of views on the Future Of The Nigerian Child In Post COVID-19 in a one-minute video from their homes.

The videos, 14 of them, were submitted to the group and posted on Instagram with a hash tag #kidpreneurafricaCDC, #ThefutureofNigerianchild for parents, including children to vote for the best.

At the first stage, five pupils emerged, and out of these, the judges selected the three best: Ndukwe Bryan (1st position), Attansey Katrina (2nd position) and Adebayo Shalom (3rd position).

The five winners collected their prizes on May 28, while the grand prize, comprising an educational tablet from Imose Nigeria, went to Bryan.Expressing their wishes on the ‘Future Of The Nigerian Child In Post COVID-19,’ Bryan said he wanted a Nigeria, where children could enjoy limitless opportunities to education and other social amenities.

Attansey Katrina and Faustina wanted a country, where children with good moral values are raised. Her dream was to see children of all tribes live together with no tribal boundaries or religious segregation.

Adebayo Shalom wanted the Child Rights Act of 2003 implemented. He said he was looking forward to seeing every child have access to quality education, adequate nutrition and good health care services.

Zita Ejike, one of the top five winners, wanted quality education for children from poor homes and better working conditions for teachers and Nigerian workers. 

Speaking on the event, the co-founder, Kidpreneur Africa, Juliet Vincent-Obi, observed that the world is presently in a tunnel, and that things will no longer be what they used to be after the pandemic. She called on parents to begin to groom their children to enable them adapt to a post-COVID-19 economy. 

“Now is the time to give Nigerian children the right tool to navigate and succeed in the face of future challenges,” she said.

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