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In post-flood Pakistan, temporary learning centres offer education amid uncer... - 0 views

  • With UNICEF support, a Temporary Learning Centre (TLC), or emergency tent school, has been established in the camp. One of her brothers is a regular attendee, and Luxmi has started going as well. It is the first chance she has had to go to school, and it is opening up possibilities that were previously unimaginable.
  • “I want to learn more. When I grow up, I can start working like girls in the cities,” she said. ”Maybe I can become a teacher. But it is difficult. I have only just learnt my alphabet and counting.”
  • With 60 per cent of schools in affected areas damaged, UNICEF has established 2,070 TLCs, benefiting over 100,000 children in Sindh and Balochistan. Intended to ensure that education is not interrupted, the TLCs have also attracted over 39,000 children to school for the first time, including 16,000 girls.
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    With UNICEF support, a Temporary Learning Centre (TLC), or emergency tent school, has been established in the camp. One of her brothers is a regular attendee, and Luxmi has started going as well. It is the first chance she has had to go to school, and it is opening up possibilities that were previously unimaginable.
    "I want to learn more. When I grow up, I can start working like girls in the cities," she said. "Maybe I can become a teacher. But it is difficult. I have only just learnt my alphabet and counting."
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    Luxmi and her younger brother learn to count at a UNICEF-supported Temporary Learning Centre in Naukot, Pakistan.
    With 60 per cent of schools in affected areas damaged, UNICEF has established 2,070 TLCs, benefiting over 100,000 children in Sindh and Balochistan. Intended to ensure that education is not interrupted, the TLCs have also attracted over 39,000 children to school for the first time, including 16,000
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At a glance: Haiti - www.unicef.org - Readability - 0 views

  • A staggering 5,000 schools were damaged or destroyed by the disaster – but even before that, sanitation in schools was often very poor, putting children at risk of waterborne diseases.
  • From 2010 and 2011, UNICEF responded with WASH improvements to 198 schools, including new latrines and hand washing stands. With partners, UNICEF has also reached schools with chlorine tabs, posters about cholera prevention and soap.
  • UNICEF is working with the Haitian government to create at a set of minimum standards for good sanitation and clean water in schools.
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The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: A synthesis report of findings from Lebanon, N... - 0 views

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    The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: A synthesis report of findings from Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone 
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Netherlands provides US$10 million for UNICEF Education Programme in Zambia |... - 0 views

  • LUSAKA, Zambia, 16 January 2012 (UNICEF) – The Government of the Netherlands is supporting the UNICEF education programme in Zambia with US$10 million (50 trillion Zambian kwacha) with a focus on the most vulnerable children in the country.

    “The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to the national targets of improving children’s access to equitable quality education, in line with the Millennium Development Goals and the Sixth National Development Plan. If we are to expect Zambia’s children and adolescents to be able to develop, learn, and participate in a protective and enabling environment, it is our duty and responsibility as a partner country to double our efforts in providing the required support to help us reap these desired results,,” said His Excellency Ambassador Harry Molenaar of the Royal Netherlands Embassy during a signing ceremony in Lusaka.

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In Zimbabwe, school grants provide equal learning opportunities to girls | Ba... - 0 views

  • BULILIMA, Zimbabwe, 7 December 2011 – After completing the fourth grade at the top of her class, 13-year-old Ellen Mbedzi was forced to drop out of Mafeha Primary School in Bulilima, a district in south-western Zimbabwe. Her unemployed father did not see the value of spending the family’s limited resources on a girl.
  • Ellen became a recipient of the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) programme, a school grant programme that helps disadvantaged children stay in school, or, in Ellen’s case, return to the classroom. Her school also received support from the Education Transition Fund (ETF), which provided textbooks in four core subjects – math, English, environmental sciences and a local language – to every student in the school.
  • ETF, an innovative partnership of the government, UNICEF and the international donor community, offers large-scale support to the education sector, and provides much-needed resources and textbooks to every primary school. So far, 15 million textbooks were distributed around the country, and an additional distribution of 7 million is planned.
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Associated Press Of Pakistan: UNICEF to establish 1,550 TLCs in flood hit areas - 0 views

  • ISLAMABAD, Dec 9 (APP): United Nations International Children’s  Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has planned to establish 1,550 Temporary Learning Centres (TLCs) in the flood-affected areas. According to UNICEF Progress Report 2010, UNICEF took detailed assessments of school facilities and staff capacity.  In total, 150,200 women and children in flood-affected districts across the country benefitted from assorted school supplies, including tents, the report said.

    UNICEF has sent 2,600 tables and 2,500 chairs to flood affected districts as well as 930 temporary school in a box kits, 1,200 recreation kits and assorted stationary, including individual school kits and bags.
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allAfrica.com: Sudan: UNICEF Hails Decision By Government of West Darfur to Recruit 1,0... - 0 views

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    Khartoum - UNICEF warmly welcomes the decision by the State Government of West Darfur to recruit an additional 1,000 teachers an increase of more than 20 per cent over current levels to meet the educational needs of children in the state.
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UNICEF-supported programme prepares Georgian students for potential disasters - YouTube - 0 views

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    A UNICEF-supported Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme was officially incorporated into the national curriculum last month, providing learning materials for school children, along with educational games and child-friendly posters.
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Displaced youth in South Yemen cope with the effects of war | Back on Track - 0 views

  • ADEN, Yemen, 15 September 2011 – It is the fourth day of Ramadan in Aden, a port city in the south of Yemen, and the temperature has reached over 40 degrees centigrade. Although it is summer holiday, the yard of Belqis School in Aden is full of children. Some play under the sun, while others attend educational sessions in a tent organized by UNICEF. The children are from families displaced by fighting in the restive region of Abyan between government troops and militants suspected of links to al-Qaeda.
  • Classrooms that once were filled with desks and chairs have now become makeshift homes, with some rooms accommodating up to 24 people.
  • “The sound of the aircraft is still in my ears day and night,” she said. “There were heavy steps coming closer and closer to our door and then suddenly my father opened the door and a guy wearing a military uniform asked us to leave.” Amani added sadly, “I still remember my mother crying, refusing to leave.”
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Effective policies give children in Angola a second chance to learn  | Back o... - 0 views

  • Despite recent economic development, Angola remains a society deeply scarred by the still-recent civil war. The conflict caused massive internal displacement and refugee outflows, along with the collapse or destruction of key agricultural, health, education and transportation infrastructures, limiting the government’s ability to provide basic public services. This has resulted in a series of barriers to children enrolling and remaining in school.
  • Children living in emergencies or post-conflict contexts are often excluded from schooling or start school late. Their educational progress suffers and they lack the necessary tools for learning, leading them to drop out of school.
  • Many of today’s adolescents in Angola were born during the prolonged civil war and missed several years of schooling or never had the opportunity to attend primary school at all. These youth often do not fit in the primary school setting, and classrooms are already crowded with much younger children.
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  • UNICEF’s Accelerated Learning Programme, called Programa de Alfabetização e Aceleração Escolar (PAAE) in Angola, provides a second-chance learning opportunity for literacy, numeracy and life skills for adolescents through a condensed and adapted primary school curriculum, which can be completed in two-and-a-half years rather than the full six years of primary schooling. It thus encourages out-of-school adolescents to complete primary education, come back into the school system and continue to the second level.
  • “The Accelerated Learning Programme is a critical national strategy of the Government of Angola but what is more important is that this strategy is translated into a second chance and a renewal of hope for adolescents, and girls especially, to continue to learn and develop,” said Paulina Feijo, UNICEF Angola, Education Project Officer.
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On World Teachers Day, three educators share their unique perspectives | Back... - 0 views

  • NEW YORK, USA, 4 October 2011 – As school enrolment continues to climb throughout most of the developing world, the roles teachers play in our lives have become even more crucial. Tasked with providing a quality education to our current generation of students, teachers also have a significant hand in shaping the future by instilling in children essential cultural and social values such as tolerance, gender equality and open dialogue. Despite the heavy responsibility placed on their shoulders, in many parts of world they are rewarded poorly and in some countries even subject to deadly attacks.
  • This Wednesday will mark the annual celebration of World Teachers’ Day, and to commemorate the event, UNICEF’s podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Jamila Marofi, a high school teacher from Afghanistan, Gorma Minnie, a school administrator from Liberia and Professor Fernando Reimers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in America.
  • Professor Reimers went on to highlight the need to provide educators with the proper training before and during the school year as well as creating an environment conducive to effective teaching.
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UNICEF - At a glance: Occupied Palestinian Territory - UNICEF provides support to Pales... - 0 views

  • DKAIKA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 29 September 2011 - Located just 70 metres away from the Green Line - the 1949 Armistice Line – in Israeli-controlled Area ‘C’, the villagers of Dkaika are forced to suffer under the daily risk of home demolition and harassment.
  • UNICEF provides support to Palestinian students through rehabilitation and psychosocial sessions

    By Monica Awad

    DKAIKA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 29 September 2011 - Located just 70 metres away from the Green Line - the 1949 Armistice Line – in Israeli-controlled Area ‘C’, the villagers of Dkaika are forced to suffer under the daily risk of home demolition and harassment.

  • Despite these efforts, a newly added classroom was knocked down a few months later, right before the eyes of 15 students who were forcibly moved out just minutes before the walls caved in.
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  • Rana Najadeh, 12, recalled her horror as she bore witness to the destruction. “I got very scared when the soldiers came to demolish our class,” she said. “I rushed out to check on my six year old brother Suleiman, who was crying.”

    The demolition did not end there, however, as nine other residential structures were also destroyed that day, leaving 30 children and their families homeless. 

  • Thankfully, UNICEF and Islamic Relief Worldwide took action to address the tragic situation, by rehabilitating the school and providing a better environment for the students. In addition, UNICEF partnered with both the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO), to help the traumatized children find relief from their fear and anger by providing psychosocial sessions through dance, drama, arts and play.
  • <div id="bodyarea"><p>amic Relief Worldwide took action to address the tragic situation, by rehabilitating the school and providing a better environment for the students. In addition, UNICEF partnered with both the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO), to help the traumatized children find relief from their fear and anger by providing psychosocial sessions through dance, drama, arts and play. </p> <p>“Sometimes for children it is simply the opportunity to play and have fun – be a child – in a safe environment,” said UNICEF Deputy Special Representative, Douglas G. Higgins. “In the end, the psychosocial project is important for children to have a sense of stability, normality and opportunity to reach their potential.” </p> <p>Dkaika children are not the first ones to receive help however, as UNICEF has worked with ECHO since 2003 to help Palestinian children and their families cope with the conflict and violence that affects their daily lives. The activities focus on children who live in areas exposed to frequent home and school demolitions, as well as young Bedouins and children with disabilities.</p> <p>“We must not fail Dkaika children,” said the Deputy Special Representative. ”Education is the cornerstone for peace and security and is at the heart of equity.”</p> <!-- --><!-- --> <!-- --><!-- --> <!-- Paragraphs End --> <!-- POSSIBLE DELETION - PC Positions list Start Pages list End --> <!-- Media Agenda START --> <!-- Media Agenda END --> <!-- DELETE - for UNICEF people/Cl/generic content page --> <!-- only used in SOWC04, DELETE after migration --> <!-- only used in SOWC04, DELETE after migration --> <!-- DELETE --> <!-- insert [] instead of [pdf] and [word] --> <!-- </p> --> <!-- DELETE after final check - for Module/Cl/Image and Text Page (level 2) START for Module/Cl/Image and Text Page (level 2) END --> <!-- DELETE after final check - for Press Centre/C-level2/Category Date Page START --> <script language="JavaScript"> <!-- var ThisPage=59933; //--> </script> <!-- --> <!-- for Press Centre/C-level2/Category Date Page END --> <span class="sectiondivider"></span><br> <!-- <span class="pageupdated">Updated 30 September 2011</span> --> <!-- --> <!-- --> <!-- e.g. Back to publications index page --> <!-- --> <!-- e.g. Back to Video/Audio section --> <!--Needs one hard returns to push footer down--> <div id="base_bookmarklist"> <ul> <li id="emailart"> <script type="text/javascript"> var emailarticleloc = location.href; emailarticleloc = emailarticleloc.replace("http://www.unicef.org",""); emailarticleloc = emailarticleloc.replace("http://unicef.org",""); var emailarticle = "<a href=\"/emailarticle.php?URL=" + emailarticleloc + "\" onclick=\"UNICEFFOOTNOTE.popUp(this.href,'fixednooptions',390,440);return false;\" class='ignore'>Email this article</a>"; document.write(emailarticle); </script><a href="/emailarticle.php?URL=/infobycountry/oPt_59933.html" onclick="UNICEFFOOTNOTE.popUp(this.href,'fixednooptions',390,440);return false;" class="ignore">Email this article</a> <noscript><a href="/emailarticle.php?URL=/infobycountry/oPt_59933.html" class='ignore'>Email this article</a></noscript> </li> <li id="blogthis"> <script type="text/javascript"> UNICEFBLOG.addentry({ linkClassName: "bloglink", image: "", title: "UNICEF provides support to Palestinian students through rehabilitation and psychosocial sessions", blurb: "DKAIKA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, 29 September 2011 - Located just 70 metres away from the Green Line - the 1949 Armistice Line – in Israeli-controlled Area ‘C’, the villagers of Dkaika are forced to suffer under the daily risk of home demolition and harassment. ", languageVariant: "ENG", transition: 'b', offsetLeft: "-150", offsetTop: "-440" }); </script><style type="text/css"> .UNICEFBlog { background-color: #F3F3F3; color: #000000 !important; border: 1px solid #C3C3C3; height: 425px; width: 425px; } .UNICEFBlog h2, .UNICEFBlog h3, .UNICEFBlog p, .UNICEFBlog a, .UNICEFBlog li { margin: 0 !important; padding: 0 !important; line-height: 1.3 !important; font: 10px verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif !important;} .UNICEFBlog img { border: 0 !important; } .UNICEFBlog a { text-decoration: none; } .UNICEFBlog h2, .UNICEFBlog h3 { margin: 0 0 7px !important; } .UNICEFBlog .content { padding: 10px !important; padding-bottom: 20px !important; } .UNICEFBlog #closebtn { float: right; height: 18px; width: 18px; } .UNICEFBlog h2 { color: #DF5E32 !important; font-size: 15px !important; font-weight: bold !important; } .UNICEFBlog p { font-size: 10px !important; margin-top: 10px !important; } .UNICEFBlog strong { font-size: 10px !important; } .UNICEFBlog form { margin: 10px 0 3px !important; } .UNICEFBlogEmbed { margin: 8px 0 !im
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UNICEF - At a glance: Liberia - Liberia rebuilds education system after years of civil war - 0 views

  • GANTA TOWN, Liberia, 16 September 2011 – War, bullets and bloodshed – words which generations of Liberians are still more familiar with than books or schools. It’s only been eight years since the country knew peace; the scars from its paralyzing 14-year civil war remain visible as its people try to heal. Today, the government is working to rebuild the infrastructure that was completely destroyed – large parts of Liberia doesn’t have roads and millions are living without basic access to water, healthcare or electricity. But ask any Liberian what they need most and the answer is the same – education
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