Five great personalities have joined a joint partnership continental approach to end child poverty in Africa. The United Against Child Poverty Campaign, is an Initiative of African Rights Initiative International involving governments, individuals, social justice groups, charities, child welfare organizations, corporate entities and others concerned about unacceptable high levels of child and family poverty in Ghana and the African continent.
As the Biggest Child Poverty Campaign in Africa the efforts of these eminent leaders are very crucial in reducing Child Poverty in Africa and Beyond, One Child at a time. They are concerned about the hazards to the future education, social, physical, development and employment success of poor children presently living in poor families in Ghana and Africa, especially, sub of the Sahara.
According to UNICEF, 21, 000 children die every day due to poverty. There are 59.0 million child labourers in Sub-Saharan Africa. A situation that poses greater challenge to the continent peace and development.Between 200,000 and 300,000 children are trafficked each year for forced labour and sexual exploitation in West and Central Africa.One child in every five is in child labour. The root cause of this is poverty, poor child support system, and lack of or dysfunctional child protection policies, especially in many developing nations.
The Ambassadors are joining efforts with ARII to protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence in Africa.
They were commissioned at the fifth edition of African Humanitarian Fundraiser, Total Emancipation 2014-United Against Child Poverty held at the World Trade Centre, Accra on 20th December, 2014. The event provides the greatest opportunity for eminent leaders, professionals, institutional heads and entrepreneurs in Ghana, Africa and beyond who are interested in Africa and Africa’s development to discuss some of the major and sensitive issues affecting the pride and dignity of the African child.
Led byHer Honour Mrs. AgyemangBudu (front), Representing the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, Her Ladyship, Mrs. Georgina Wood, the Ambassadors pledged their commitment to do their best in leading change for children in Africa; working to ensure that every child has access to quality healthcare, education, protection and life essentials that make the quality of life.
Advising the Ambassadors after the commissioning, Her Honour Mrs. AgyemangBudu said nations are built by selfless individuals who put their nations first before the individuals’ interesting needs and encouraged them to stand out in their chosen service to the African people.
In his message to the eminent leaders and professionals, the Executive Director of African Rights Initiative International, Mr. Prince Williams Odurosaid the coming together of these great personalities has been a great delight to the International Leadership because each one of them brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and vision to the entire organization and are key to making and keeping African Rights Initiative International positioned as an African Development Organization with the mandate of building a better world for children.
The well attended International humanitarian eventunder the distinguished chairmanship of Mr. Alex Asiedu, Chairman-Atlantic Trust Holding Limited and Atlantic Holdings of Dubai had Professor Joshua Alarbi, Vice Chancellor for University for Professsional Studies and Board Chairman for SNIIT and Her Honour Mrs. AgyemangBudu, representing Her Ladyship Mrs. Georgina Wood, Chief Justice of the republic of Ghana, as the Guests of Honour with Most Rev. Robert KwasiAboagye Mensah, Immediate Past Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church as the Guest Speaker.
Also in attendance were Mr. James NtimAmponsah (Deputy Controller and Accountant General-(ICTM), Republic of Ghana, Mrs. MawuenaTrebarh, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotions Council, Professor Mrs. Alarbi, Professor John Amuasi, For Chairman of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Bryan Cox, CEO of The Spinal Clinic & Chiropractic Around, Ministers of State, other state officials, Celebrities, Representatives of the UN System, Board members, ARII Foreign Representatives, Media and many more.
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