Altogether, 1.7 million children were affected when 32,000 classrooms were destroyed, and more than 15,000 classrooms sustained damage.
NEW YORK (June 3, 2015) – A national campaign to reverse the massive downward trend in school attendance and participation in South Sudan, and return 400,000 children back to learning, today held its final state launch in Yambio, Western Equatoria.
NEW YORK, June 2, 2015 – More than 7.5 million children in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia have gained improved access to quality education through a 10-year partnership between Gucci and UNICEF. To mark this milestone, today Gucci released Growing Tall, a short film directed by Brooklyn-based filmmaker and cinematographer Christina Voros that highlights the power of education to transform lives, especially for girls and women.
NEW YORK (May 31, 2015) – Almost 14,000 children whose schools were destroyed or heavily damaged in the two earthquakes are having classes for the first time in five weeks in temporary learning centers.
On this first day of school, these children from the most heavily-affected districts in Nepal are using learning materials from UNICEF and other partners’ school, early childhood and recreational kits.
Twelve short months, ten different cities across the U.S., ten incredible universities, 361 enthusiastic volunteers, ninety-eight participating organizations (including six UNICEF Campus Initiative clubs!), and fifty-three unique events later, the Shut Out Trafficking (SOT) initiative for the 2014-2015 school year has come to an end.
Since her house was damaged in Nepal's April 25th earthquake, Saraswati Saru Magar, 15, has been living in a temporary shelter pieced together with what remains of the place she used to call home. But like so many children who have been struggling to survive, one of her chief concerns is over having to miss school.
And the winners are... UNICEF @ Benedictine University and UNCIEF @Truman College!
The UNICEF Campus Initiative at Benedictine University was awarded their schools "Club of the Year" for the 2014/2015 school-year in recongintion of their successful events, philanthropic fundraising, and leadership on campus. They also swept the extracurricular awards winning "Advisor of the Year" and "Student Lifetime Achievement Award" A huge congrats to their President Sree Bodepudi, the entire executive board, and all of their dedicated members!
NEW YORK (May 28, 2015) – UNICEF said today it is extremely concerned by evidence of the continued presence of children amidst violent confrontations in Burundi. This situation has led to the death of yet another child in a shooting Monday and the injury of a child struck by a bullet Tuesday.