NCFC invites everyone to celebrate World Childrens’ Day
It has been four days since 3-year-old, Amari Rodriguez was shot four times on Ambergris Caye. It has been six days since a toddler witnessed her mother held at gunpoint by robbers in La Democracia; and it has been almost five days since a 6-year-old witnessed her mother being assaulted and raped by a burglar. Three children traumatized within one week, and yet there has been no word or condemnation from the agencies tasked to look out for our children. The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC), the Office of the Special Envoy for Families and Children and the Ministry of Human Development, have all been mum. Today, however, the NCFC sent a message, through the Senate, inviting everyone to celebrate World Childrens’ Day in November.
Carolyn Trench Sandiford, President of the Senate: “World Children’s Day 2023 will be commemorated on November 20th under the theme “Children’s rights: Our responsibility, celebrating diversity and advocating for every child.” The National Committee for Families and Children has asked the National Assembly and other organizations and institutions in Belize to light up all buildings in the color blue to symbolize our support for commitment to the cause.”
World Children’s Day is set for November 20, 2023