UNICEF is supporting children and their families in the Mopti region of Mali, who have been displaced by violence. Among providing chidren with continued access to eduation, UNICEF is also educating children about the dangers of unexploded ordnance (mines) in the surrounding areas.
Thousands of Palestinian refugees live at a refugee camp in Lebanon. UNICEF helps ensure that children in refugee camps are able to access an education and continue their studies, despite endemic poverty.
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.