25 May 2016
25 May every year: Celebrating African unity.
Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union) on this day, 25 May, in 1963. It aims to celebrate African unity. Each year the Day has a different theme. You can find out more on the Africa Day Website.
Here are a few more suggestions for resources that can help you explore and celebrate Africa Day in your school:
See Africa Differently >>
Great website offering positive facts, news and personal stories from the African continent, and celebrating its successes and achievements.
Our Africa >>
SOS Children have developed this website where children across Africa have made films to show you what life is like in their own countries.
Africa United >>
Resources from Film Education based around this 2010 film of three Rwandan children's adventures as they head to Johannesburg to take part in the World Cup opening ceremony.
Learning Africa >>
Originally published in 2005 when the Commission for Africa reported, this section of our website has a range of primary and secondary learning activities relating to development issues in Africa.