Education, Education, Education... The Power of Education

Publié 24 octobre 2014 no picture Children's Radio Foundation


“I’m happy to see my dad”, says Ibrahim* in a radiant smile. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite some time now”, explains the 9-year boy, holding tightly his brother in his arms. Ibrahim* and Abdul* are about to leave the UNICEF-supported Interim Care Center where they were living since they were discharged from the Ebola Treatment Center, one week ago. Their father, Hassan*, was still under treatment and both children had to wait until he recovered. This h...


Tafala* is sitting outside the ‘high-risk area’ of the Ebola Treatment Unit in Kenema, Eastern region, a hotspot in Sierra Leone. Greeting visitors with a big smile, she slowly start explaining. “I have lost my parents, all my family died because of Ebola. Only the children survived so far. Two of my brothers recovered and were discharged, their blood tests came negative. They’re staying with our auntie, waiting for us: two others boys (6 and 2), Awa* (one year) and I a...


Education, especially in emergencies

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100 million children and young people are affected by natural disasters every year. More than half of the world’s 58 million children and youth who are out of school live in countries affected by war and violence. The majority of these children and youth are girls. When an emergency happens, many children and youth cannot go to school. An earthquake or flood could have destroyed their school and a conflict made the journey to school unsafe. When faced with a natural disaster or a conflict, chi...


Aide-nous à créer une carte mondiale de ton environnement

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Tombes-tu tous les jours sur une pile de déchets en marchant dans la rue ? Est-ce que tu respires l’air pollué de ta ville ? Si tu penses qu’il faut en finir avec la détérioration de notre planète, exprime ton opinion et aide nous a créer une carte du monde qui représente les défis et les changements positifs qui ont un impact sur notre environnement. Le 23 septembre 2014, le Secrétaire Général de l’ONU invitera des experts et des dirigeants de gouvernement...


Facebook Leads an Effort to Lower Barriers to Internet Access

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"About one of every seven people in the world uses Facebook. Now, Mark Zuckerberg, its co-founder and chief executive, wants to make a play for the rest — including the four billion or so who lack Internet access."

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Read this very interesting article on Facebook's co-founder and chief executive leading role in working towards providing access to Internet for all. Please share your comments below. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/technology/facebook-leads-an-effort-to-lower-barriers-to-internet-access.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp&


Discussing the 40 maps that explain the world

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"Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to." Look at the 40 maps developed by Max Fisher on the Washington Post "World Views" blog last week that use data that is not traditionally mainstreamed... http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/12/40-maps-that-explain-the-world/ In the video Max Fisher and two Washington Post foreign correspondents discuss these maps. Let us know wh...


Bienvenido Buenos Aires

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Después del trabajo maravilloso y del impacto local de La Juventud Opina en ciudades como Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia o Puerto Príncipe en Haití, la iniciativa se desarrolla en Buenos Aires, Argentina. UNICEF, Argentina colabora con TECHO, la primera ONG para el desarrollo de la comunidad en América Central y del Sur, que esta enfocado en reducir la pobreza en las chabolas con la participación y el apoyo de la comunidad. El lanzamiento de la aplicación móvil de Juventud Opina...


La Experiencia Rio

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El proyecto de La Juventud Opina, que fue lanzado en 2011, sigue teniendo un gran impacto sobre las comunidades que aparecen en la mapa. Los temas tratados incluyen el saneamiento y la acumulación de basura. Esa video resume el proyecto de dos años en 11 de las favelas en Rio. De ahora, el proyecto de cartografía participará en la iniciativa Ciudades Seguras y Limpias (ONU Habitat y ONU Mujeres) que se enfoca en la violencia contra las mujeres y las chicas.


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