Archive | October, 2011

UNICEF education initiative provides support to thousands of Zimbabwean children

The Global Partnership for Education has helped more than 19 million children go to school for the first time. A campaign to renew support for these efforts will culminate in a pledging event in Copenhagen on 7-8 November. This series of stories seeks to highlight the Partnership’s work in the lead-up to this event.

By Tapuwa L. Mutseyekwa

© UNICEF Zimbabwe/2010/Mutseyekwa
Esnat was left all alone with the few possessions her mother had.

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A new government program aims to provide a free education for all Haiti’s children

© UNICEF Haiti/2011/Dormino
11-year-old Naika Civil and Lucien Schnaider are happy to have a chance to study at the National School in Tabarre, Port au Prince. Unlike in previous school years, none of the students at the school pay school fees.

The Global Partnership for Education has helped more than 19 million children go to school for the first time. A campaign to renew support for these efforts will culminate in a pledging event in Copenhagen on 7-8 November. This series of stories seeks to highlight the Partnership’s work in the lead-up to this event.

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Palestinian Bedouin school teaching on borrowed time

© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1798/Izhiman
Boys queue outside their classroom at Khan Al Ahmar Primary School in Area C of the West Bank.

By Catherine Weibel

KHAN AL AHMAR, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 21 October 2011 – Every morning, students walk to the primary school in Khan Al Ahmar fearing it might be gone. “Day after day, I worry it might have been knocked down overnight,” said Iman (name changed), a nine-year-old Bedouin student.

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UNICEF report: Crisis in the Horn of Africa far from over

© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1345/Antony Njuguna
Kenya, 2011 - On 17 August, a boy drinks a high-nutrition porridge at Catholic Integrated School in the drought-affected district of Wajir, in North Eastern Province. Hundreds of children are receiving porridge at the school, part of a national policy to continue school lunches during the summer vacation to ensure children are fed.

Press release

NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 October 2011 – The massive international response to the child survival crisis in the Horn of Africa has already shown some positive results, but much more needs to be done to save hundreds of thousands of children at risk of dying from malnutrition and disease, UNICEF said today according to a progress report three months after famine was declared in parts of Somalia.

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Summit participants join efforts to educate and empower girls

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Martha Adams, producer of the film '10x10', with nine-year-old Marie-Angeline at the Center for Actions and Development in Haiti

By Rudina Vojvoda

NEW YORK, USA, 17 October 2011 – Representatives from United Nations agencies, governments, the private sector and civil society recently gathered at the Women & Girls Education Summit in New York, to explore linkages between girls’ education and economic dev.

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International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011

Video: DRR and Education – In Georgia, a UNICEF-supported Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme was officially incorporated into the national curriculum last month, providing learning materials for school children, along with educational games and child-friendly posters.

NEW YORK, 12 October 2011 – This year, the International Day for Disaster Reduction will be commemorated on Thursday, 13 October focusing on children and young people as partners in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

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