Archive | November, 2010

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An elementary school in Banda Aceh. The entire city was devastated by the tsunami. The school is one of 160 quake-resistant, child-friendly schools built with UNICEF assistance in Aceh and Nias.

Current externalities affecting the environment – such as deforestation, climate change, migration, poverty and food insecurity – will have a great impact on communities across the globe. People everywhere, especially children, will face monumental, interconnected challenges that will alter their ways of life at the most basic level.

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Child-Friendly Schools Documentary Series: Rising Voices

© UNICEF/2009/Robbie Campbell

Young people today will face challenges that require them to be more creative, more adaptable and more resilient than ever before. Poverty, climate change, conflicts, natural disasters and the economic crisis call for more sustainable solutions. Education is the key to solving the problems of the global community. This series features six documentary films focusing on the personal stories of students in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Nicaragua and the Sudan and contexts in which child-friendly school policies are being implemented.

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Temporary learning centres offer opportunities for children in Pakistan camps

By Sami Malik

BALOCHISTAN, Pakistan, 15 November 2010 – Sitting in her family’s tent, Reshma, 8, proudly shows her mother a textbook she received from the temporary learning centre – or TLC – here in a relief camp located at the Jaffarabad Flour Mill.

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Girls’ Education Week – Advocating for equity in Sierra Leone

© Danielle Botti/UNICEF
During Girls' Education Week, Fatmata Musa Kula Sowa, 12, addresses the Speaker of Parliament in Sierra Leone, with First Lady Sia Nyama Koroma in attendance.

By Danielle Botti

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 1 November 2010 – Fatmata Musa Kula Sowa, 12, a high school student from southern Sierra Leone, recently made a journey to the nation’s capital, Freetown, in order to help promote Girls’ Education Week.

Along with more than 75 other female students, she presented a petition to the Speaker of Parliament and a cross-section of parliamentarians calling for stricter legislation in support of girls’ education.

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Activism for change: A conversation with Nobel Laureate Jody Williams

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Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

By Anna Azaryeva

UNICEF Radio is hosting a series of podcast discussions with Nobel Peace Prize winners. This is the third in the series.

NEW YORK, USA, 2 November 2010 – In a recent conversation with UN and UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello, activist Jody Williams talked about her leading role in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), and about leading a women’s peace delegation to the Middle East.

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