On 12 June each year, people around the world mark World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) by joining hands to raise public and political awareness to build the campaign to end it. The theme of WDACL 2013 is child labour in domestic work. Once again, World Scouting and International Labour Organization's (ILO - of the United Nations) join forces to organise activities and events to raise awareness and mobilise action around the world. Of an estimated 15.5 million children engaged in paid or unpaid domestic work in the home of a third party or employer, 10.5 million are estimated to be in child labour either because they are below the legal minimum age for admission to employment or because their work is regarded as hazardous. These children are particularly vulnerable to abuse: their work is often hidden from the public eye, they may be isolated and they may be working far away from their family home.
Sir William Garth Morrison, former member of the World Scout Committee, passed away on 24 May 2013 after a brief period of illness. Garth was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 8 April 1943. He was Chief Scout of The Scout Association (United Kingdom) from 1988 to 1996, and served as a member of the World Scout Committee from 1992 to 2002. He was a Baden-Powell Fellow and was awarded the Bronze Wolf in 2004.
ETHIOPIA – For a week, 11th to 16th March 2013, Addis Ababa became the capital of Africa Scouting, as Scouts and Scouts leaders from across the continent converged at the Addis Ababa University College of Development Studies for events around the All Africa Scout Day celebrations. The overriding theme for this year celebrations was “Scouts promoting good citizenship and peace”.
As it has been the tradition, 13th March is celebrated across the region as Africa Scout Day and this is a reminder and call to your respective NSOs to make necessary preparations for the celebrations of Africa Scout Day 2013.
KENYA- 16 Rovers came together to form the Masaku Rover group that is located in Machakos, at the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. With the theme ‘Youth, crime and Drugs’, the rovers in conjunction with volunteers from the Ministry of youth organized a peace walk in Machakos town on 17th September 2012. The walk was supported by the Global Veterans of Peace Ambassadors (GLOVEPA) and the Kenya Police.