In Africa, the conception of children and their rights is guided by a cultural value system that places children at the bottom of the social ladder. This often leads to denials and even violations of their rights in various ways. In extreme cases, children are seen as lesser mortals with no rights, feelings or say. The challenge of poverty in Africa only makes the situation worse. Rights like that of education, human dignity and healthcare are most affected by poverty. Poor and disadvantaged families can hardly ensure that children have unimpeded access to these rights, hence the need for assistance from agencies and organisations.