Children in Liberia Begin Receiving First of 700,000 Learning Kits

NEW YORK (June 15, 2015) – This week, several hundred students and teachers in Montserrado County began receiving the first of over 700,000 learning kits that are being distributed to schools across Liberia. The kits, which will be distributed across the country over the next twelve weeks, will help students continue educational activity.

UNICEF Kid Power in Boston

As this year’s first ever UNICEF Kid Power initiative here in the Boston area has now come to a close, it is surely cause for celebration to look back on the incredible success the program has had in both combating world hunger while also working to make children healthier by encouraging more  active lifestyles.

Children under Threat from Renewed Violence in Eastern Ukraine

NEW YORK (June 12, 2015) – At least 68 children are reported to have been killed and 180 injured since March last year as a result of conflict in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF said today. While no children were reportedly killed in the latest escalation near the town of Mariinka, west of Donetsk, there are anecdotal reports of children having been injured by heavy weapons fire.

UNICEF expects the actual number of child casualties to be considerably higher than reported as many areas remain inaccessible due to conflict. 

UNICEF Distributes Over 700,000 Learning Kits to Children Across Liberia

NEW YORK (June 8, 2015) – UNICEF began the distribution of 700,000 learning and teaching kits to thousands of schools across Liberia last week. These kits will help to ensure the continuity of learning for students in Liberia, post Ebola, by providing some of the basic educational items required during the school year.

The 700,000 kits will be distributed to 4,460 schools in all counties and districts of Liberia.

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.