Irina is 21 years old, and is HIV positive. Irina is an advocate for youth living with HIV/AIDS. Irina aims to educate others in Ukraine about how to prevent transmission. Ukraine currently has the highest rate of HIV transmission in all of Europe.
Nakwan is 20 years old. She lost her father to HIV/AIDS and her mother is HIV positive. Nakwan works to integrate HIV/AIDS orphans into society through education and also works to raise awareness about how to reduce transmission rates in Thailand.
Listen to the story of a teenager in Tamil Nadu India. His father died from AIDS-related causes and his mother is HIV positive. Ragurawaran works as a youth educator in his community, and aims to educate his peers and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke talks to Ms Elina Lehtomaki, Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and a pioneer in the field of inclusive education.
Students from the Brooklyn International High School in New York City speak about the definitions of stereotypes and how they affect adolescents.
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.
In Egypt, traditional gender roles mean many women grow up without access to education. But change is coming. Small schools, established with the help of UNICEF, are opening their doors to both sexes, and young girls like Yusriya are grasping the opportunity to learn with both hands.
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.
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.