World’s Largest Lesson Launches Free Learning Resource to Engage Young Children in Making the World a Better Place

The World’s Largest Lesson, in partnership with UNICEF and supported by Hasbro, has launched Explorers for the Global Goals, a set of free learning resources that give children aged 4-8 the opportunity to explore simple concepts around global issues and develop skills for life. Since 2015 The World’s Largest Lesson has been committed to introducing children and young people everywhere to the Global Goals, a historic 17-point plan agreed upon by world leaders of the United Nations to end poverty, tackle inequality and fight climate change. In 2019, The World’s…

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UNICEF and Airtel Africa announce partnership to support children and families affected by COVID-19

UNICEF announced a new partnership with Airtel Africa aimed at providing children with access to remote learning and enable access to cash assistance for their families via mobile cash transfers. Under this partnership, UNICEF and Airtel Africa will use mobile technology to benefit an estimated 133 million school age children currently affected by school closures in 13 countries across sub-Saharan Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic. The adverse effects of school closures on children’s learning are well documented.  Education experts warn that gains made in increasing access to learning in the…

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Xylem and UNICEF Partner to Provide COVID-19 Relief and Safe Water for Children, Families in Vulnerable Communities Around the World

Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship program of global water technology company Xylem Inc. has announced support for UNICEF’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The partnership will provide access to safe water and sanitation for vulnerable children and families. Xylem’s COVID-19 contribution will be directed to the most at-risk communities, providing critical supplies and supporting UNICEF’s community health programs and youth engagement initiatives. UNICEF’s COVID-19 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response targets at-risk, low-capacity countries to secure WASH services and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in health facilities, schools, households and community settings.…

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Greta Thunberg and NGO Human Act launch a child rights driven coronavirus campaign for UNICEF

Climate activist Greta Thunberg today launched a child rights driven campaign with Danish NGO Human Act to support UNICEF’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and protect children from its direct and knock-on consequences. These include food shortages, strained healthcare systems, violence and lost education. “Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child-rights crisis,” said Thunberg. “It will affect all children, now and in the long-term, but vulnerable groups will be impacted the most. I’m asking everyone to step up and join me in support of UNICEF’s vital…

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UNICEF and UNFPA renew multi-country initiative to protect millions of girls from child marriage

A multi-country initiative to end child marriage and help protect the rights of millions of girls worldwide will be renewed for an additional four years, UNICEF and UNFPA announced. By 2023, the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage will reach over 14 million adolescent girls across 12 countries in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia  with direct services. The programme – which first launched in 2016 – also involves families, educators, health providers, governments, and religious and traditional leaders as part of the global effort to end child…

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