Posted on 19 December 2012.
By Chris Niles
Girls attend class at a UNICEF-rehabilitated school in a village in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. UNICEF plans to educate more than 3,000 children affected by conflict in Pakistan with the European Union's Nobel Peace Prize donation.
NEW YORK,19 December 2012 – The European Union is donating part of its Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF’s work educating children in northwestern Pakistan.
The European Union (EU) was awarded the prize earlier this month in recognition of its more than 60 years of work advancing peace and democracy in Europe.
“We are deeply grateful to the European Union for its generosity,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.
Posted on 17 August 2012.
DILI, TIMOR-LESTE, 16 August 2012 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, and Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova today visited Cassait School in Liquisá district, Timor-Leste.
©UNICEF Timor-Leste/2012/Andy Brown
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, reading to a class at Cassait School in Liquisá district, Timor-Leste.
It was part of the Secretary-General’s preparations for the UN’s new ‘Education First’ initiative, which will be launched on 26 September, and Mr Brown’s first overseas trip in his new role. The Secretary-General presented the school with a UNICEF ‘school-in-a-box’ kit, containing basic education supplies, and the students gave him a traditionally-made model boat.
Posted on 09 July 2012.
By David Youngmeyer
Children enjoy a break at a summer camp that is helping Syrian refugee children catch up on missed classes, in Amman, Jordan.
AMMAN, Jordan, 5 July 2012 – At a large primary school on the outskirts of the capital Amman, 11-year-old Basma* and her 7-year-old sister are among around 180 children, most of them Syrian refugees, taking part in a summer camp.
“The summer camp is very nice and fun, and I’ve made new friends here,” said Basma, who has a busy schedule of English, Arabic, math, science and physical education. Some 3,500 Syrian refugee children and 500 Jordanian children are attending summer camps at 40 schools throughout Jordan in a bid to catch up on lost classes and engage in recreational activities.
Posted on 18 February 2010.
© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0167/NooraniSteve Cherival (left), 8, and Richard Cherival, 5, play with a board puzzle from a UNICEF Early Childhood Development kit at the Lakay Don Bosco Centre, a residential care facility for children in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital.
By Roshan Khadivi
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 17 February 2010 – The first day of school in a UNICEF tent classroom was a happy day for Yolanda Senatus, 9 – and a far cry from the tragic day she had experienced just a month earlier.
“I like to draw, sing and play with my friends. I am so happy today,” said Yolanda, who lost both her home and her school in the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January.
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