A Day in the Life: Online Schooling in Beijing
Xiaoyu is an eleventh grader who lives in Beijing, China. Since the beginning of the spring semester, in February 2020, she is one of the millions of primary and secondary students in China relying on online or televised learning to continue her education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Washing Your Hands (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Washing your hands can protect you and your loved ones against the spread of disease such as coronavirus.
Education In Syria: A Life-Long Calling
One principal’s quest to support children’s education despite ongoing conflict.
Transforming Gender Roles with Toilets
A programme to end open defecation in Jharkhand ends up transforming gender roles, with female toilet builders tackling gender gaps and taking on menstrual hygiene management.
Dreaming About Peace: A New Future for a Former Child Soldier
James (name changed) was abducted by an armed group in South Sudan, to serve as a soldier, and eventually was left for dead by the same group. Reunited with his family by UNICEF, he is facing life with confidence and a dream for the future.
Empowering Girls through Science and Technology
Girls education is an important topic for many countries around the world. Low participation and lack of opportunities in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is often cited as one of main barriers to a fulfilling education for girls. Faced with this situation, UNICEF Bolivia has started several new programmes throughout 2019 to reduce the gender gap in these areas, ensuring that girls and young people can develop the skills they need for the world of tomorrow.
A Leading Voice: A Polio Survivor's Story
Safia Ibrahim contracted polio when she was a child living in Somalia. Although it dramatically changed her life, Safia has used her experiences to become a leading voice for vaccine advocacy, as well as the rights of children with disabilities.
Self-Care is Canadian
My community taught me what it meant to care for others, but did it teach me to care for myself?
Our Year in Review: 5 Stories of Success from 2019
In 2019, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. To celebrate the end of the year – and the end of a decade – we’ve chosen 5 stories from at home and abroad, to showcase how the tireless work of UNICEF staff and the generous support of our donors enables us to defend the right to childhood, for every child.
A World Inside a Refugee Camp: Children of Zaatari – Part 2
UNICEF Canada ambassador and teacher Bayan Yammout visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan – the world’s largest camp for Syrian refugees – in October 2019, to provide training for facilitators at the camp’s Makani Centres. In a two part series, she shares her reflections on life for children in the camps.