In rural Ghana, children often struggle to get an education, with girls missing out far more frequently than boys of a similar age. But 12-year-old Elizabeth Napari, through her family's sacrifice, is taking advantage of changing attitudes.
Child-Friendly Schools are making a big difference for children in Cambodia: parents are more engaged, attendance is increasing, and lessons are fun. Improved education is not only helping the country heal its troubled past, but is also creating a possible path out of poverty for many thousands of families.
Listen in as eleven-year olds Angela and Marilena and their teacher Ms. Ferudes discuss their involvement in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Campaign and why they believe it is important for children in the United States to give back to other kids around the world.
UNICEF correspondent Anja Baron reports on child-friendly schools supported by UNICEF in Yemen.
Learn about a UNICEF-supported initiative to provide primary school textbooks in Braille to students living in Zimbabwe.
Filmed in rural Nicaragua, this video chronicles the lives of David Zamora Munoz and his brother Francisco in their community and school, a Child Friendly School. David, Francisco and their parents highlight the importance of the school, while the principal and teachers emphasize the unique elements of a Child Friendly School, such as its emphasis on inclusive education, gender equality, and sanitation. The Flowing River is in Spanish with English subtitles and is approximately 24 minutes in length.
Malnourished children lack vital nutrients and are more susceptible to disease. Learn how children in Ethiopia are being treated for malnutrition resulting from the devastating drought affecting the Horn of Africa region.
Birth registration remains a critical hurdle in many countries, preventing children from accessing health or education services. Learn about a birth registration drive in the brand new country of South Sudan.
Polio remains endemic in only three countries: Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Watch a story about a man in Nigeria who provide work opportunities to young men affected by polio and how he is helping spread the word about polio immunization.
Polio, a disease that once ravaged much of the world, now remains endemic in only four countries. A UNICEF partnership with Rotary International has put the world on the brink of eliminating this disease. Learn about some of the important steps we need to undertake to finally eradicate polio.