The African Committee recognizes the importance of the Day of the African Child (DAC) as an advocacy tool for enhancing the visibility of the Charter as well as promoting children’s rights and welfare issues. The (DAC) is one of the standing promotional activities of the Committee. It traces its roots to the 1976 uprising in Soweto, South Africa. The day is celebrated every year on June 16; the celebrations are based on themes identified and agreed upon by the Committee after consultations with children organized by partner organizations. DAC was instituted in 1991 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the then OAU instituted in memory of the 16th June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa. Since then, the OAU and its successor, the AU, have used the DAC to remember these children, to celebrate children in Africa as well as to inspire a sober reflection and action towards addressing the plethora of challenges that children in Africa face on a daily basis.