May 16th is International Day of the Boy Child. It was founded in 2018 by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, a university lecturer from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, who is also the brain behind International Men’s Day.
It focuses on boys and their well-being, their need to feel happy, healthy, and valued within the family and community. Dr Teelucksingh, who is a thought leader on gender issues is of the opinion that gender equality would not be achieved if boys remain neglected. In a letter to government leaders and NGOs, Teelucksingh says, “In the media, there are regular incidents in which young, misguided boys and teenagers are involved in crime and violence. If a boy child is neglected or fed a diet of hate and violence, it is obvious he will develop into a teenager who is misguided and confused. There is an urgent need to focus on the home and the school in order to save the boy child.”
Halifield Schools on this day, celebrates every boy child in the world beginning with a standing ovation and applause from all the girls at the assembly. Every boy child is important.
Happy International Day of the Boy Child. See video below