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UNICEF plans to expand innovative pre-school programme

By Chris Niles

NEW YORK, USA, 9 January 2012 – A quality education is the cornerstone of every child’s rights, yet across the developing world millions of children’s futures are stunted because they don’t have the opportunity to learn.

UNICEF is addressing this deprivation with an innovative approach that aims to remove barriers to success in primary school by giving pre-schoolers the knowledge to successfully enter first grade.

Called ‘Getting Ready for School: a Child-to-Child Approach’, the programme is a low-cost way to provide supplemental education to pre-schoolers, especially the most marginalized.

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2011 moments of inspiration (part 4 of 4)

UNICEF education staff share their stories

NEW YORK, 4 January 2012 – We asked UNICEF education staff around the globe to tell us about their most inspiring moment they experienced in 2011. Something that they would not forget and reminded them why they chose this profession. Here are some of their stories.

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One year after earthquake, schools bring hope and opportunity

Children under the supervision of their teacher, read and write in a UNICEF supported prefabricated classroom in Caoyang Primary School Xihe County Gansu Province

Children under the supervision of their teacher, read and write in a UNICEF supported prefabricated classroom in Caoyang Primary School Xihe County Gansu Province

XIHE, China- Well before dawn, sixth-grader Yang Mei, along with her younger brother Yang Zhen and sister Yang Yamei, leave their home in rural Gansu province for school.

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Preventing Education Crises

© UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0460/Adam Dean</br>A boy raises his hand, seated with fellow students in a large temporary classroom at a camp for people who have been displaced by the earthquake, in the city of Mianyang in Sichuan Province. The city is in one of the worst-affected parts of the province

© UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0460/Adam DeanA boy raises his hand, seated with fellow students in a large temporary classroom at a camp for people who have been displaced by the earthquake, in the city of Mianyang in Sichuan Province. The city is in one of the worst-affected parts of the province

In China, on 12 May 2008, a massive earthquake struck Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province, damaging more than 12,000 schools – 40 per cent of all schools in the province – and another 6,500 schools in neighbouring Gansu Province. It is estimated that thousands of children died.

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Natural Disasters and School Construction

 A girl cries during a commemorative gathering for students who were killed when their school collapsed during the earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.<br />© UNICEF/ HQ08-0551/Dea

A girl cries during a commemorative gathering for students who were killed when their school collapsed during the earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.
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NEW YORK, USA, 25 June 2008 – With an estimated 10,000 child fatalities from school collapses in the Sichuan earthquake in China, safe school construction has become a central issue for parents, governments and the international development community.

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