The roots of Africa Day date back to 1963 when the ‘Day of Africa’ was instituted in Ethiopia during the creation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). Since then, 25 May has acquired international recognition as Africa Day, a day when, regardless of their whereabouts or situations, Africans celebrate the notion of African unity.
Today we celebrate the unity within our motherland/continent Africa. Not only the unity but also the love, freedom and peace we have as Africans. This day reminds us or provides us the opportunity to remember the poor African children that were separated from their mother, fathers, and relatives by tragedies. Not only the children but also the refugees who find themselves outside of their countries of birth due to wars and conflicts and we believe it is a reminder of our connectedness as African-of our common struggles, challenges and achievements.
“I am an African
For her people greet me as family
And teach me the meaning of community”
These are some of the words that our children here at God’s Village kept singing as they celebrate the African Day/Week. This has proved that these children feel the sense of family.
We are looking forward to raise up African children that will build a better Africa and a better world
We believe in our continent
‘Proud to be Africans.’