BY GEORGINA KEKEA
TODAY marks International Children’s Day. In Honiara, the day will begin at the Art Gallery, with a parade of school children/Sunday schoolchildren down the main road to the Multipurpose Hall. In commemoration of this day, HCC is hosting the event at multipurpose hall with the support of stakeholders.
Representatives from schools, children’s groups and the National Police Band will parade to the Hall kick starting a day of games, cultural entertainment, speeches and competitions for the children of Honiara.
Honiara City Council (HCC) in commemoration of this day is having an event at the multipurpose hall. The Youth, Women and Sports Division of the HCC is coordinating the event with the assistance of stakeholders.
Children from schools and Sunday schools throughout Honiara have been invited to participate in the event. There will be speeches from the Deputy City Mayor of Honiara, the theme; ‘My country, my identity – we all belong’.
The Theme is about celebrating culture, connection to each other and the future together. Also it recognises those working with children and families across sectors, and raising awareness about critical issues impacting our children.
The Youth, Women and Sports Division of the HCC is coordinating the event with the assistance of many stakeholders, including Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family affairs, Save the Children, Solomon Islands Royal Police Force, World Vision, Teachers and many others.
Games, cultural performances and drama including art and lunch box competitions are the day’s activities.
HCC says the event is open for all children in Honiara and they invite children and parents to join in the celebrations to mark International Children’s Day.