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PODCAST #101 – The Brightest Hope: Innovation driving education in emergencies

PODCAST #101 – The Brightest Hope: Innovation driving education in emergencies
11 November 2015 0

By Pi James

A girl plays on a swing, in the Faida informal tented settlement for Syrian refugees, in the Bekaa Valley. UNICEF’s innovators are working to find cost-effective solutions that help Syrian children, whose lives have been so drastically disrupted, go back into learning. Photo: © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-0295/Haidar

Against a backdrop of increasingly complex humanitarian emergencies, organizations are exploring new …



PODCAST #100 – International Peace Day: Education provides hope for young people in times of crisis

By Pi James

NEW YORK, United States of America, 21 September 2015 – While conflicts rage, and global crises seem to multiply, one thing remains unchanged – children continue to seek an education.

To highlight the bravery of these inspiring young people, the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and UN Global Education First Initiative held an essay competition …



Podcast #99 – Hearing a solution: Student creates technology to help people with visual impairments learn science

© UNICEF/NYHQ2014-0740/Markisz.
Kartik Sawhney addresses the audience at the UNICEF Activate Talk on “Youth with Disabilities and Innovation: Making the World Inclusive for ALL!”

In advance of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December, Beyond School Books speaks with Kartik Sawhney, who has created his own methods of learning.



Podcast #98 – Day of the Girl 2014 – Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence

Podcast #98 – Day of the Girl 2014 – Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence
10 October 2014 0

Reese Witherspoon and Kuoth Wiel of “The Good Lie” Premiere at 2014 TIFF on Sunday, Sep. 7, 2014, in Toronto
Photo by Dale Wilcox/Invision for Warner Bros./AP Images

Changing the World for Girls is a collaboration of the Beyond School Books podcast series and United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). In this series you will find discussions on the lasting



Podcast #97 – Twenty years of Back-to-School campaign: a better future for children living in emergencies


© UNICEF/RWAA2011-00298/NooraniA young girl writes in her textbook in a newly designed Child Friendly School in a rural area in Rusizi District in Rwanda.

NEW YORK, United States of America, 27 August 2014 – As children around the world prepare to head ‘back to school’ the unprecedented number of ongoing emergencies are devastating education systems for millions of children. About …



Podcast #96 – Power to young advocates


© UNICEF/ETHA2013_00429/Ose/Ethiopia, 2013Hannah Godefa, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Ethiopia, mingles with her fellow students at Abobo Woreda 1st and 2nd Cycle Primary School in Abobo in Gambella State of Ethiopia.

NEW YORK, United States of America, 7 August 2014 – One quarter of the world’s population today is youth. Like never before, young people are using emerging technology and …



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