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“We try to make the violence disappear”: The challenge of teaching amid conflict

“We try to make the violence disappear”: The challenge of teaching amid conflict
21 April 2014 0
© UNICEF Video A child living at the St. Charles Louanga Missionary displacement site in Bangui.
In the Central African Republic, where an already weak education system has been further set back by prolonged conflict, one teacher shows her commitment to her pupils – and her country. BANGUI, Central African Republic, 21 April 2014 – “We, the teachers, we try to make the violence and the war that we have experienced disappear,” says Nguinissara Rita, a…


UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets with Syrian children

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets with Syrian children
14 April 2014 0
© UNICEF/NYHQ2014-0437/Diffidenti On 9 April, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom (background, right) joins students during a Grade 6 English class, at Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Boys School in Irbid, Jordan.
NEW YORK/AMMAN, Jordan, 14 April 2014 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom wrapped up a visit this week to Jordan where he met with children from Syria and their families whose lives have been devastated by the conflict – now in its fourth year.…


The stories you never forget

The stories you never forget
03 April 2014 0
Teacher helps a boy during a Grade 1 science class in a UNICEF-supported school in Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. © UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0562/Noorani
Amman, Jordan, 3 April 2014 – “Please ma’am, can I share with you my story?” Seven year-old Ahmad (name changed) said with a very shy face. We were on a visit to a school in Jordan’s capital, Amman. It was the afternoon shift for Syrian students. “Yes, of course you can,” I replied immediately.…


“I wasn’t afraid, I didn’t feel anything” – Safi’s story, Turkey

“I wasn’t afraid, I didn’t feel anything” – Safi’s story, Turkey
27 March 2014 0
© UNICEF/Turkey2014/Yurtsever9-year-old Safi was injured by shrapnel when a barrel bomb dropped near his home in Syria. He and his family now live in a host community in Antakya, Turkey.
Antakya, Turkey, March 2014 – “Some of my friends are frightened of me because of the scar on my face and they don’t want to play with me,” says 9-year-old Safi. “But I do have one friend and I love him so much.” Before Safi and his family fled to Turkey, the young boy was injured in a bomb attack…


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