Global Africa Day
- Global Africa Day
In honor of world Africa Day and in recognition of our students and families of African descent, we welcome all FRCS community members to wear accessories or shirts representative of African Culture. If your not sure what to wear, join in wearing one or more of the pan African flag colors of black, red, green or yellow on Thursday, May 25th.
About Global Africa Day
Each year on May 25 Africans around the globe celebrate Africa Day. The day commemorates the founding of the first union of African countries in 1963. Africa Day is an opportunity for Africans to remember that on May 25, 1963, 32 African countries signed the Charter of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which later evolved into the African Union (AU). Only 30 of them were independent from colonial rule at the time. The charter called for greater unity among African countries. It supported the independence of African countries from colonialism and apartheid and promoted economic and political cooperation with a vision that all people on the continent would live freely and in prosperity. But Africa Day is also an opportunity to reflect on the progress made by the African Union in achieving its goals, especially with regard to protecting the human rights and freedoms of Africans. The United Nations describes this day as a time to recognize Africa as a home for hope and a day to celebrate the enormous promise and potential of the diverse and dynamic continent.