Child Rights (CRC)

Street Children in Rwanda

In this video, watch as Egide, a boy from Rwanda, receives help from UNICEF through Fidesco. Fidesco is a UNICEF-supported center for street children that provides food, shelter, and education as well as psychosocial help and counseling. They provide a support system for children so they can have the bright, successful future they deserve.

To help UNICEF end child homelessness, please donate to UNICEF USA at http://www.unicefusa.org/.

Nelson Mandela and the Right to Education

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On December 5, 2013, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF joined millions of people around the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa. In addition to his legacy as father of his nation, he also leaves behind his advocacy on behalf of children. In this lesson, students get introduced to Mandela’s story and life work. They examine how his drive was shaped by some of the same values that drive UNICEF’s work: a commitment to human rights and to education. Finally, they research evidence from the news regarding the state of education in their district, county, or state to determine the ways children’s international right to an education is being protected locally, and the ways it may need better protection.

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