Children Back to School in Nepal

When 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes devastated Nepal on April 25 and May 12, the educations of almost 100,000 kids were interrupted. Children who had witnessed and withstood unthinkable damage and suffering in their communities have also lost their schools—places that for many represent hope for a more promising future.

Altogether, 1.7 million children were affected when 32,000 classrooms were destroyed, and more than 15,000 classrooms sustained damage.

Gucci-UNICEF partnership turns 10: Over 7.5 million children reap rewards

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.

Nepal Earthquake: Race Against Time to Get Children Back to School – UNICEF

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.

Shut Out Trafficking: A Look Back at the 2014-2015 Pilot Year

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.

Nepal: One Month After the Quake

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.

Campus Initiatives at Benedictine and Truman win Club of the Year

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!

UNICEF Renews Call for Protection and Safety of Children amidst Violence in Burundi

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.