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Category : Education

Education is one of UNICEF’s main programs. On this page, you will find more information about current and past UNICEF projects, child stories and ways you can get involved.

Girls’ Education in Uganda: Water, Sanitation and School Attendance

Posted by: UNICEF Canada March 7, 2019

Fact: Across the world, when young girls reach adolescence, they begin menstruating. Reality: In many parts of the world the start of menstruation can result in girls dropping out of school. Read more »

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Indonesia earthquake update: back to school in Sulawesi – for some

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 31, 2018

Over 150,000 students in Sulawesi, Indonesia are out of school following an earthquake and tsunami in September. UNICEF is working hard to deliver emergency education materials to help children get back into the classroom. Read more »

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Nurturing Girls’ School Clubs to End Child Marriage in Ethiopia

Posted by: Guest Author October 9, 2018

Child marriage often perpetuates an intergenerational cycle of poverty. When girls get married at early age, their prospects for a healthy and successful life will be at stake. Evidence shows that girls who marry early are less likely to finish school and more likely to be victims of domestic violence and abuse. Read more »

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Living as a Youth in the Time of the Seventh Fire

Posted by: Kids Of Canada September 28, 2018

I was born colonized but, like many other Indigenous youth, am on the journey of decolonizing and reconnecting to my community and culture. Read more »

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UNICEF Cards: "At Play" with Peter Wyse

Posted by: UNICEF Canada September 28, 2018

Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were two kids with big wonderful dreams. Partnered together at ages seven and nine, their chemistry and commitment to their sport and to each other was storybook. They were playful and charming and real. Champions. Read more »

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Representation, Intersectionality and Inclusion within Community Fundraising

Posted by: UNICEF Canada August 29, 2018

UNICEF Canada is pleased to announce that Fatou Jammeh, our Community Development Officer, has been accepted as a 2018-19 Fellow in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program. Read more »

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Just Snap Out Of It - Sal's Story

Posted by: Kids Of Canada July 24, 2018

There is such stigma around mental health, so much that some parents even say “I’d rather have my kids going through leukemia than going through clinical depression”. Acknowledging firstly that mental health exists, as well as knowing it is as important as our physical health, if not more, is the first step towards raising awareness against such stigma. Read more »

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Discovering and Defining Indigenous Identity

Posted by: Kids Of Canada August 9, 2018

That’s when I realized, Indigenous people (whether raised in our cultures or not) have feelings of inadequacy due to colonization, and these feelings need to be addressed so we can combat them. Read more »

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Closer To Home

Posted by: Kids Of Canada August 10, 2018

It's easy to think that homelessness isn't a problem in Canada, a "first-world" country. However, it's much closer to home than we think. It's our responsibility to be aware of that and help break down the stigma that surrounds homelessness to increase access to resources for the less fortunate. Read more »

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No World Peace Without Investment In Education

Posted by: David Morley August 3, 2018

As many children in Canada head into the first weeks of summer vacation, for many others, their summer vacations will never start. That’s because they were never in school to begin with. Worldwide, one in every five children, adolescents and youth is out of school – that is more than 263 million kids being denied their right to education. At UNICEF, we believe one child denied his or her right to learn is one too many. Two hundred and sixty-three million is beyond imaginable. Read more »

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