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perfect to teach about child labour.... Craig Kielburger. At the age of 12, he created a movement called 'Free the Children' which was an act against child labour. Today (15 years later) it is a global movement avtive in more than 45 countries. It is driven by youth helping youth, to make a difference. They have built over 650 school, given communities access to clean water, come up with alternate income plans and inspired the nation. "He also co-founded 'Me to We', a social enterprise that e...
Happy birthday Yuna Kim! Please join us in wishing the figure skating star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador a very happy birthday! Thanks Yuna for helping us raise awareness about the situation for children in the Sahel region of West Africa and in post-earthquake Haiti. We hope you enjoy this special day! © UNICEF/Susan Markisz www.unicef.org
"In 2004, 84-year-old Kenyan KIMANI NGA MARUGE became the oldest primary school pupil in the world. He said that the government's announcement of universal and free elementary education in 2003 prompted him to enroll. A year later, he was elected head boy of his school. In September 2005, Maruge boarded a plane for the first time in his life, and headed to New York City to address the UN Millennium Development Summit on the importance of free primary education."
Abdullah, 11, smiles as he displays the trophy he won at the ‘Safe Children Centre’, a UNICEF-supported residence for vulnerable children in Aden, Yeman. Most of the boys who live at the centre formerly lived on the streets, having migrated to the city from the countryside to seek work or escape violence at home. UNICEF finances the centre which houses 40 boys, and has provided all supplies, including learning materials, furniture, toys and games. © UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi www.unicef.org