SA school kids join the #BringBackOurGirls campaign

By Gabisile Ngcobo
25 May 2014

Millions of learners gathered at their assemblies at school across the country to raise voices in solidarity of the innocent girls that were abducted by a militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria last month. It’s been seven weeks since girls have been separated from the community, family and friends.

Millions of learners gathered at their assemblies at school across the country to raise voices in solidarity of the innocent girls that were abducted by a militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria last month.

It’s been seven weeks since girls have been separated from the community, family and friends.

The South African school kids signed a petition as a declaration of support for the 203 school girls who were kidnapped.

“We commit to join hands with all people across the world and in particular, from the African continent, and defend all our gains while forging ahead to ensure that women attain those human rights where such rights are still not realised,” the petition reads.

This is one of the many events across the globe to highlight the plight of these girls until they have been returned safely to their homes.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga addressed the learners at Parktown High School for Girls.

She says this could have happened to any of our children and all the learners to support this campaign.

“We will use the petition to pressurize governments to take steps to ensure the release of the girls,” Angie adds.

#BringBackOurGirls campaign has taken the world by storm with the celebrities and world icons pleading with Boko Haram to release the girls.

Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton, and Jay Z are are among those lending their support to the social media campaign.

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