Archive | October, 2009

Seven youths from Liberia learn how to record, edit, write and produce radio programmes

© UNICEF Liberia/2009/Gordon Veldis Makor, 13, from Monrovia, Liberia, one of the participants in the youth radio workshop. Veldis says many of his classmates are often out sick from malaria.

© UNICEF Liberia/2009/Gordon
Veldis Makor, 13, from Monrovia, Liberia, one of the participants in the youth radio workshop. Veldis says many of his classmates are often out sick from malaria.

MONROVIA, Liberia – “The last time I got malaria, I had to leave school because I couldn’t walk properly. I couldn’t eat,” says Veldis Malkor, age 13. “I missed school for about a week.” 

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Learning provides hope amidst the rubble in quake-stricken West Sumatra

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1516/Josh Estey - Indonesia, 2009</br>On 6 October, boys sort through school books and other salvaged educational materials at destroyed Elementary School 17 in the coastal city of Padang, capital of West Sumatra Province. Over the past two days, UNICEF has distributed 15 school tents in the area, and an additional 228 are en route.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1516/Josh Estey - Indonesia, 2009On 6 October, boys sort through school books and other salvaged educational materials at destroyed Elementary School 17 in the coastal city of Padang, capital of West Sumatra Province.

By Edward Carwardine

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Less than a week ago, the children of Padang, in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province, were standing amidst the devastation of an earthquake that had destroyed buildings, caused massive landslides, blocked roads and shattered the water supply.

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Teachers under threat

©UNICEF/2009/Susan Markisz </br>Colombia: In September, 2009, students were released early from this school because of threats made to teachers.

©UNICEF/2009/Susan Markisz Colombia: In September, 2009, students were released early from this school because of threats made to teachers.

By Pi James

NEW YORK, USA, 5 October 2009 – In some parts of the world, teaching can be a deadly profession.
To commemorate World Teachers’ Day, which is being observed today, UN and UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello recently spoke with two experts about targeted attacks on teachers in Colombia and southern Thailand, and their devastating impact on education.

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Nearly 70,000 children return to classes following Indonesia earthquake

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1461/Josh Estey</br>Indonesia - A teacher holds a class in a tent at Elementary School 1 Padang in the coastal city of Padang, capital of West Sumatra Province

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1461/Josh EsteyIndonesia - A teacher holds a class in a tent at Elementary School 1 Padang in the coastal city of Padang, capital of West Sumatra Province

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, 5 October 2009 – Less than one week after a major earthquake devastated the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, nearly 70,000 children have returned to classes in the city of Padang

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Beating All Odds, Refugee Girl Shines At School

NAIROBI, Kenya – 08 August 2009 – Fatuma could have married at fifteen. She could have been among the many Somali girls who never have a secondary education. She could have stayed in the refugee camp where she grew up, helping her mother collect water and firewood.

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