Posted on 27 February 2012.
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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.
Posted on 27 January 2012.
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Students at Consolacion Elementary School in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, use UNICEF-provided school packs to resume their studies.
By Marge Francia
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines, 25 January 2012 – In City Central School, in Cagayan de Oro City, two teachers recently held their first day of classes since the devastating floods that swept through their community – even as their own futures looks uncertain.
Vivian Benedictos and Marilou Gambuta, co-teachers and best friends, share a first-grade classroom at the school. It is a space they not only teach in, but now also live in.
Posted on 09 November 2011.
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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.
Posted on 08 November 2011.
The Global Partnership for Education will hold a pledging event in Copenhagen on 7-8 November.
Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Conference.
Global leaders and innovators from the United Nations, academia, the development community and the private sector including:
Posted on 26 October 2011.
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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.
Posted on 25 October 2011.
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.