Abschlusserklärung des VIII. Kontinentaltreffens der Afrikanischen Bewegung arbeitender Kinder und Jugendlicher in Cotonou, Benin, 26. Oktober bis 07. November 2009.
During the 8th meeting in Cotonou, Benin the African Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY) delegates noted that:
The database is expanding with new groups of children, totalling up to 260,824 members and supporters who are in villages and 196 different locations of 22 African countries.
We the children organized the existing initiatives on basic education, the fight against migration and early child abuse. We are advancing the 12 rights, again and again and sustainably among growing children.
Our Income Generating Activities (IGAs) grow with the opportunities offered by micro-credit associations to their members.
Our courses are developped with a variety of topics at the association.
Our coordinators are structured in line to become interlocutors between the base and the authorities.
In the years ahead to promote the development of children in group based neighbourhoods, villages and cities, the African Movement of Working Children and Youth are committed to:
Our solidarity has no limit, beyond borders; we will conduct ourselves as one people ... sisters and brothers throughout Africa.
Long live the African child and his rights!