Young Hawa Osmond is 13 years old and hails from Somalia. She lives in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, and who aims to be a teacher when she grows up. UNICEF works to ensure that girls and boys who are displaced by violence are still able to access an education.
Child trafficking can be likened to modern-day slavery. Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 U.S. States.
In this lesson students learn about the work of UNICEF and create action plans to address problems they would like to see eliminated on a global level.
Now that your students have learned about UNICEF, help them take action on behalf of the world's children.
These books and other resources can provide your students with further information about the work of UNICEF and other global humanitarian organizations.
When violent events occur, it is a natural inclination to want to protect children from the terrifying details as they unfold in the media. Yet in an age of pervasive communications technology, it is impossible to shield children – especially once they reach school age – from unpleasant world events. There are ways, however, that we as educators and family members can help youth to cope with and make sense of tragedy in the world around them.
This unit, which contains mature content, explores the issue of child trafficking, how UNICEF is responding, and how students can address trafficking issues in their communities.
Almost 800 million people around the world don't have
access to clean, safe water including one third of the people living in Nicaragua's
country side. Until recently 12 year old, Rosie Bell used to get up at the crack
of dawn and walk a mile and a half to fetch water for her family from a creek.
Despite all this effort the water was unclean and dirty. Consuming the unclean
water caused a nearly fatal case of cholera for Rosie's younger
UNICEF has installed a solar powered water pump and filtration system for a new well in this Nicaraguan community. The new well provides pure clean water that is pumped directly into households. Rosie Bell and other kids are now safe from contracting fatal water borne diseases. Rosie Bell no longer has to take the daily long walk and can attend school.