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Podcast #69: In Afghanistan, a popular project combines skateboarding with education – with great success

Skateistan staff teaching girls how to skateboard.

By Rudina Vojvoda

NEW YORK, USA, 26 December 2012 – In 2007, Oliver Percovich landed in Kabul with nothing more than a couple of skateboards. Having learned to skateboard when he was 6 years old, Mr. Percovich had embraced the sport as a big part of his personality. But he never thought that this passion would lead to the creation of one of the most beloved projects in Afghanistan – Skateistan, a place where girls and boys go to skate and receive an education.

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Podcast #58: Mia Farrow on visiting the crisis-afflicted Sahel region

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February 2012, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow gives a girl a dose of oral polio vaccine at an immunization site in the town of Moundou in Logone Region, Chad.

‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies

by Rudina Vojvoda

NEW YORK, USA, 3 May 2012 – Poor harvests, drought and high food prices, combined with increasing insecurity, have pushed the Sahel region into a malnutrition crisis. Some 15 million people in the region are directly affected, including over one million children under age 5 who are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition, a life-threatening condition, this year.

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