Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Khampheng Xaysompheng and his delegation representing the Government celebrated International Children’s Day at the SOS Children’s Village on June 2 in the presence of teachers and students.
On June 1, International Children’s Day is celebrated worldwide since it began in 1924. Today, for about 93 years, people around the world have recognised the rights of children to ensure child care and protection under the children’s rights laws.
Laos began celebrating International Children’s Day in 1991 when it ratified the Convention on the Rights of children. The government emphasised the development of great protection and care for children who are the future of the nation. Children must be safe, with development and warmth and care from family and society, Mr. Khampheng said.
The SOS Children’s Village currently has 167 students: 59 females and 108 males. 118 kindergarten students, 54 female and 64 male, and eight others are permanent students of the SOS school.
Source: Lao News Agency