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

Podcast #97 – Twenty years of Back-to-School campaign: a better future for children living in emergencies
02 September 2014 0

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Caption: A 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 58 million children are currently out of school and half of those are missing out because of conflict. Twenty years ago, UNICEF launched the…


Liberia’s National Volunteers Empower Youth as Agents of Change

Liberia’s National Volunteers Empower Youth as Agents of Change
31 July 2014 0

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UNICEF Liberia’s Chief of Child Protection, Tatjana Colin, presents a certificate to one of the 175 graduating National Volunteers. Through the support of UNICEF, and with generous funding from the Dutch Government, the programme has been expanded to cover 12 of Liberia’s 15 counties.
PAYNESVILLE, Liberia, 17 July 2014 – For Emory Juty Jacobs, the decision to become a National Volunteer was easy. “I had a university degree, and I needed work experience. When I heard about the National Volunteers programme, I knew that was what I wanted to do: get that experience, while also giving back to Liberia,” said the 31-year old computer…


Never too old to learn. Never too young to teach.

Never too old to learn. Never too young to teach.
22 July 2014 0

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UNICEF Country Representative, Micaela Marques de Sousa and learners explore the benefits of computers in the classroom.
Learners Celebrate Education for All week with Technology in Education Mariental, Namibia, 16 July 2014 – Under the African sun, in between the winter winds, the 1,200 children of Sonop Primary School in in Hardap Region, Southern Namibia, situated roughly 300 kilometres from Windhoek, the capital city, are eagerly awaiting the festivities to celebrate their rural school joining the technological…


Adolescent theatre builds peace in Sierra Leone

Adolescent theatre builds peace in Sierra Leone
25 June 2014 0
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The play's message focuses on violence in the home and in school and how it contributes to a larger problem.
Of the world’s 58 million out-of-school children, more than half live in countries scarred by war and violence. Yet education is perhaps the single most transformative institution for children. It can lift children out of poverty, keep them safe from violence and help them become global citizens for peace. On 25 and 26 June, the Global Partnership for Education is…


Scholarships Give Girls in Somalia a Chance to Go to School

Scholarships Give Girls in Somalia a Chance to Go to School
16 June 2014 0
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The Day of the African Child is celebrated every year on 16 June. The theme for 2014 is ‘a child friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Africa’. In commemoration of the Day, UNICEF and UNESCO Institute of Statistics will launch two regional reports developed as part of the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children. The reports provide…


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