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The Casamance Association in DC, Kids and Education

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The “Take your kid To Work” Day on Thursday, April 27, 2017 is a day that educates our children and teaches them that work environments that are family friendly are a problem for all. Without gender limitations, that day gives our children an opportunity to see what is out there, to understand what it means to work, to dream and to create a future for them.

Given the day scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2017, the association of the Casamance people in the great region of Washington DC area (Virginia, Maryland, DC) felt it was necessary to initiate this day as the Day of the first step process to the children’s Citizenship.

To this end, the association has officially hold its first edition of the Day of to the first step process to the children’s Citizenship on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Parents not only registered their kids to participate to that symbolic Day, but attends to support them.

The content of this event is exclusively educational, and inclusively philosophical and its quality depends on how the project is taken into account in the organization. And thus the way in which the needs of the child were perceived and met by all the members concerned. This pedagogical and civic educational program is also developed according to the social, educational and cultural objectives defined by the organization, which is based on values ​​of openness, humanism, solidarity, and patriotism. For this first edition, only 15 kids from 7 to 14 years old were chosen in order to bring educational and cultural actions in harmony and coherence with the intentions of the organization.

The program itself starts upon the arrival of the kids at 9 am. They took their breakfast then put their uniform in the embassy of Senegal in DC. Later on the arrival of his Excellency Babacar Diagne Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal in DC who receives flowers from the kids and a “Thank You Card” signed by all them, then his speech addressed to the audience composed of the staff, parents among others …

An educational power point presentation of the republic of Senegal was well delivered by the assistant treasurer Helene Bassene and his Excellency Babacar Diagne …

Then comes the time for to receive their the Certificate of Participation to this event.

His Excellency Ambassador Babacar Diagne invites the group of the kids in his office explaining to them the role and duty of an Ambassador and a citizen.

After the cocktail, the family Photos, the group headed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial for a civil right lesson during the rest of the Day.

 

By: Afroblast Correspondant, Washington DC

Posted on May 5th

 

 

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