Hector Pieterson (1964 – 16 June 1976) became the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto uprising in apartheid South Africa when a news photograph by Sam Nzima of the dying Hector being carried by a fellow student, was published around the world. He was killed at the age of 12 when the police opened fire on protesting students. For years, June 16 stood as a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government. Today, it is known as National Youth Day
June 16 Youth Day - "...South Africa’s youth are being celebrated as the future leaders of this country. In 10 years, today’s grade 8s will be graduating from university, entering the job market and writing the next chapter of our development. But the country is falling short in meeting the needs of the youth." The Daily Vox …
Meet my friend Bayabulela Jolobe from South Africa working on Balloon Fellowship programme. He is so passionate about empowering young people through entrepreneurship. Join him at #TheHangoutUG International Youth day panel discussions on how to eradicate poverty.. 12.AUG.2016 Iganga District Headquarters.
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt #quote We are celebrating Youth Day today in South Africa 🎉 📷: kimvanderwaal on Flickr #youthday #giraffes #safari