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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Berliner Philharmoniker gives the gift of music to Haitian schools

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Eight-year-old Liz Curie Alexandre plays the Violins at the Music School Dessaix-Baptiste in Jacmel, Haiti.

By Mariana Palavra

PORT-AU-PRINCE/JACMEL, Haiti, 23 February 2012 – While the UNICEF truck was being unloaded, dozens of heads peered through the narrow windows of the classrooms. The students from Vision Nouvelle School – which was reconstructed by UNICEF after the 2010 earthquake – were curious about the musical instruments slowly emerging from the truck.

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Donors pledge more than US$1.5 billion to Global Partnership for Education; Executive Director Lake urges focus on most disadvantaged

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Anthony Lake speaks at GPE Pledging Conference in Copenhagen.

By Joan Howe

Copenhagen, 9 November 2011 – Leading donors at the first-ever Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Pledging Conference promised an initial US$1.5 billion over the next three years to put millions more children in school.

The multi-partner global partnership met on 7-8 November in Copenhagen, Denmark, where donors also pledged to increase bilateral funding to support education investment and achieve concrete results in access and quality of education. The pooled education fund aims to secure predictable funding to put 25 million more children in school over the next three years. Developing countries pledged to increase domestic funding for education by more than US$2 billion.

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

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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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UNICEF and partners work to provide a free education for all Haiti’s children

By Thomas Nybo

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 7 October 2011 – The Haitian government has taken a big step toward realizing its goal of providing a free education to all the country’s children. On Monday, President Michel Martelly announced that 772,000 children will receive free schooling this year, including 142,000 children who have never attended school before. His announcement came at Ecole Nationale de Tabarre on the first day of the new school year.

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Unique programme improves the quality of education in Haiti after the quake

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Taleen Vartan

NEW YORK, 28 July 2011 – Since 2007, the Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition (EEPCT) programme – a partnership among UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands and the European Commission – has aimed to support countries in emergency and post-crisis transition situations as they seek to establish a viable path of sustainable progress towards quality basic education for all.

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Shasha’s story: UNICEF revisits a Haitian girl in a camp for the displaced

Children in Haiti are still reeling from the impact of the 12 January 2010 earthquake. Here is one in a series of stories on the long road from relief to recovery, a year later.

VIDEO: UNICEF correspondent Thomas Nybo reports on a young Haitian girl’s hope for continued education, a year after the earthquake.

By Thomas Nybo

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 19 January 2011 – When the UNICEF communications team caught up with Shasha Liza, 14, in early December, she was alone in a tent, cutting up chicken feet, which her mother would cook and sell on the streets. Shasha was still in the camp where she had been living since her home was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake.

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