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Global education access on the rise

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Education varies from country to country, so global education is an expansive topic. Students learn key vocational skills and expand their future opportunities by developing empathy, fostering confidence and nurturing their academics in a structured setting to improve their quality of life. Investment in education will yield significant returns for society. It is key that […]

UNICEF USA: Reopening Schools is Priority in Latin America & Caribbean

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On 16 September 2020, a student stands in an empty classroom in Panama City, Panama. A generation of children in Latin America and the Caribbean are missing out on schooling because of COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, 97 per cent of the region’s students have been deprived of their normal schooling. More than seven months into […]

UNICEF USA: Plastic Waste as Building Blocks in Côte d’Ivoire

*A happy girl at the playground of her school made out of recycled plastic bricks, in Toumodi-Sakassou, in the center of Côte d’Ivoire. Due to COVID-19, the schools were closed for several weeks. Classes started, and children are happy to see their friends…UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire has partnered with Columbian social business Conceptos Plasticos to turn […]

UNICEF USA: Growing Up in a Refugee Camp, Dreaming of the Stars

For children displaced by conflict, the world can be a frightening place and “home” a concept filled with longing and uncertainty. In 2014, a 12-year-old girl named Bodoor and her family were forced out of their home by political violence in Syria. “My life in Syria was normal. I went to school every day,” Bodoor, […]

UNICEF USA: SAFE WATER FOR REFUGEES IN JORDAN

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Ahmad, 12 years, has spent half of his young life in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. The experience has given him a unique interest in how a water and wastewater network has evolved in this water-scarce location to serve a population of nearly 80,000 people – more than half of them children. He was fascinated […]