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Back to School?
Communities all around the world are facing the daunting task of keeping kids learning and thriving during COVID-19. UNICEF offers guidance.
How Good Menstrual Hygiene Keeps Girls Learning
From the coronavirus pandemic to cultural taboos, period problems can get in the way of a girl’s brighter future. Here’s how UNICEF helps.
The K.I.N.D. Fund Helps Dreams Come True for Students in Malawi
A longstanding partnership between MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell and UNICEF is educating and empowering Malawi's next generation.
Dedicated Teachers Are Educating Afghanistan's Girls
Despite the dangers, committed teachers are fighting to give the next generation of girls a chance to learn.
In Venezuela, Hero Teachers Are Determined To Keep Kids in School
UNICEF is helping dedicated teachers make sure their students get an education in Venezuela, where daily life is more difficult than ever.
Why Literacy Matters
Learning to read and write is a game changer for children. That's why UNICEF works to provide learning opportunities in 144 countries.
UNICEF Is Helping Children Driven Out of School by Violence in Africa
Nearly 2 million children are out of school in West and Central Africa, where armed groups are waging a war against education itself.
Want to Change the World? Send a Child to Preschool.
Children enrolled in quality early learning programs do better in school, and go on to become more productive adults.
Homemade Toys Help Refugee Children Learn
South Sudanese refugees are making their own educational toys with help from UNICEF and the LEGO Foundation.
Creative Play Can Help Build Children's Futures
UNICEF and LEGO have teamed up to help children around the world learn problem-solving, creativity, communication and teamwork.
In Photos, 10 Classrooms From Around the World
UNICEF is helping children in 155 countries get the quality education they deserve. Here, a look inside schools around the world.
K.I.N.D. Fund Scholarships Help Stop Early Marriage in Malawi
Malawian high schooler Happiness Ndawu tells MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: "If I weren't in school I would have been married by now."
The K.I.N.D. Fund Helps Girls in Malawi Stay in School
UNICEF and Lawrence O'Donnell's K.I.N.D. Fund gave 15-year-old aspiring doctor Joyce Chisale the power — and platform — to change her world.
Teachers Change the World, One Child at a Time
On World Teachers' Day, UNICEF salutes dedicated and caring teachers around the world.
Words Open Worlds: Literacy Has the Power to Change Young Lives
UNICEF is dedicated to making sure all children learn to read, so they can look forward to a brighter future.
Teaching Social and Emotional Skills to Children in Papua New Guinea
UNICEF and the government of Papua New Guinea team up with partners like ALEX AND ANI to train early childhood educators.
Women Are Working Together to Support Girls Worldwide
UNICEF is partnering with women's groups like Zonta International and Dining For Women to improve the lives of girls around the world.
Making the World a Better Place
Built on small acts of kindness and moments of bravery, these books inspire children to become young humanitarians.
One World, Many Languages
ALEX AND ANI and UNICEF celebrate International Mother Language Day, and their partnership to improve multilingual education in South Asia.
Investing in Young Talent in Malawi
The K.I.N.D. Fund is outfitting Malawi's schools with desks and providing scholarships so thousands of girls can stay in school.
Video: Back at School in Iraq
Classrooms are packed with students in West Mosul following years of violent conflict.
Already an Inspiration for Girls Everywhere, Malala Is Off to Oxford
On a recent visit to Nigeria with UNICEF, Malala urged the country's leaders to make girls' education a priority.
Getting Kids Back to School in Iraq
A report from West Mosul as schools reopen with UNICEF's help.
Sending Kids Back to School Packed With Potential
All kids have big plans for when they grow up. UNICEF is working hard to give them the tools they need to achieve their goals.
"When You Have an Education, Nobody Can Take It Away from You"
UNICEF 's youngest Goodwill Ambassador, Syrian education activist Muzoon Almellehan, has a message for girls everywhere: Stay in school.
A School in the Clouds
When a Haitian community and UNICEF work together to build a new school, the sky's the limit.
UNICEF & Amazon: Delivering School Supplies to Kids in Need
A backpack filled with essential learning materials can help brighten the future for some of the world's most vulnerable children.
How UNICEF Is Getting Kids Back to School — and Why It's so Important
UNICEF's efforts in education help millions of kids around the world get back to school.
What I Learned in Madagascar
UNICEF USA video production manager Grant Berger gets a first-hand look at how UNICEF is helping keep kids in school.
Amal and George Clooney Team Up with UNICEF to Help Refugees
The high-wattage human rights activist couple is helping displaced Syrian kids get back to school.
When Girls Go to School in Malawi, Mothers' Dreams Come True
In Malawi, UNICEF USA's Chloe Kay saw how Kids In Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.) scholarships change girls' lives.
Girls & School Q & A: Fighting for Equality in Education
UNICEF Afghanistan's Denise Shepherd-Johnson talks about the challenges girls face getting into and staying in school.
Five Reasons Why K.I.N.D. Helps Kids
A simple desk can help students in Africa rise up and learn.
Educating the World's Most Vulnerable Children
What it takes to make sure every child gets quality education.
Video: Child Monks Take Soccer to New Heights
The joy of high-altitude soccer in Bhutan, where UNICEF is working to make sports accessible to every child.
Child-Friendly Spaces Offer Fun, Safety and Relief
In the Philippines and Syria, children need places to learn and play.
Field Diary: A Week in Mozambique
Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 185 out of 187 on the Human Development Index.
A Speaker's Series Event with Lawrence O'Donnell
Lawrence O’Donnell, Host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, as the feature presenter in our Saving Children: A Speaker’s Series.