This year’s AFRUCA Summit on African Children and Families will be held in London 11th October.
The theme of the event will be “Safeguarding Our Children, Engaging Our Community.”
Diane Abbotts, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington will be the Chief Host while Cécile Kyenge, MEP and former Minister for Integration in Italy will be the Special Guest of Honour.
The Event Host will be Priscilla Nwikpo, Presenter, The Woman Show on BEN TV.
Ade Adetosoye OBE, Strategic Director of Community and Children’s Services, City of London will be the Keynote Speaker.
Guests will be entertained by Magdalene Adenaike, Jessica Chukwu and Ugandan Dance Troupe.
AFRUCA, founded by Modupe Debbie Ariyo OBE, held the first Summit on African Children and Families in October 2013. This year’s Summit, which is a continuation of last year’s Summit, aims to explore key safeguarding issues and challenges faced by children of black and African origin across London with a view to generating ideas and solutions to help address the problems.
This event aims to empower young people, their parents and the community to take ownership of the myriad of challenges confronting them to be able to ensure better safeguarding and protection for children.
Participants will spend the day sharing knowledge, ideas and professing solutions to help support families who are facing challenges leading to risk of harm to children.
The Summit will address four themes in different plenary workshops, and it will be possible for participants to attend all the workshops.
The four themes are: (1) Discipline in African Families: To Beat or Not to Beat? (2) Is Female Genital Mutilation an African Problem? (3) What Can We do About the Trafficking of African Children to the UK? (4) Bullying, Sexual Abuse and Internet Safety: Enhancing Protection for African Children.
Free lunch and refreshments will be provided at the event. There are very limited child care facilities in place for children between the ages of six and 14. Parents who require child care must contact AFRUCA separately to arrange for it by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The AFRUCA Summit on African Children and Families will be held on Saturday 11th October 2014 from 9:00am to 4:30pm, at Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, Coram Street London WC1N 1HT.
Please note that this free-to-attend Summit will be over-subscribed, so please register your place now to avoid any disappointments.