Addis Ababa, 10 December 2018: A project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities in Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions in Ethiopia has been launched. Part of a US$15 million two-year investment in refugee education in Ethiopia by Education Cannot Wait, the project will construct three new inclusive model secondary schools, 41 classrooms in eight secondary schools, and 84 classrooms in four primary schools. About 12,000 children from refugee camps and the surrounding host communities - half of them girls – are expected to benefit.
UNICEF inaugurated the opening of new educational facilities in Zaatari camp on Monday.
The inauguration, in the presence of Ministry of Education (MoE) representatives, included one new school, six new kindergarten classrooms and an inclusive playground.
Hundreds of thousands of children have been given education and protection support - but lack of funds means many schools still have to be repaired or replaced.
When floods overwhelmingly overtook Malawi in 2015, families were displaced, livelihoods destroyed, and schools were shut down. Lalanje Primary School in Nsanje, at the southernmost tip of Malawi, was one of the schools shut down by the floods.
In a longer school day, students complain of hunger and drop out.
“As you can see, the green plum, everything is finished,” says Sinneh Binda, pointing to a tall mango tree. Towering over the courtyard of the Cinta Public School, about an hour’s drive from Liberia’s capital city of Monrovia, the tree is barren, devoid of the fruit that should be hanging from its branches. “When we get hungry, we can just be eating everything in the tree,” she explains.
Kathmandu, Nepal – Two years after the 7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal, thousands of students are returning to new purpose-built schools, thanks to generous donations from the public. While progress has at times been slow, the rebuild effort remains underway and hundreds of schools are now under construction or completed.
Plan International – which has played an integral part in ensuring children’s safety and education during the immediate aftermath and in the ongoing recovery phase – is calling for the international community to continue supporting Nepal, given the sheer scale of the disaster and the huge remaining gaps in the reconstruction.
On 19 and 20 December, the Secretariat of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) approved two project proposals for CERF Rapid Response grants worth just over US$ 3.5 million. The proposals focus on the rapid restoration of safe education services, the provision of protection assistance to the most vulnerable people evicted from public schools where they had temporarily sought refuge and lifesaving shelter and basic assistance in areas of return.
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Aceh, Indonesia last Wednesday has not only left more than 100 dead and nearly 84,000 homeless, but thousands of children “indefinitely” out of school.
According to officials, at least 31 schools in the region were damaged by the earthquake – the worst disaster to hit the region since the tsunami in 2004. Just in Pidie Jaya, one of the hardest-hit districts, 25 percent to 30 percent of schools were damaged and seven completely leveled. Until repairs are completed, officials are worried a strong aftershock could topple already-damaged classrooms.
The Kingdom of Belgium has contributed EUR 7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s efforts to meet the education and shelter needs of Palestine refugees. This comes in addition to the EUR 6.25 million (US$ 7.14 million) that Belgium contributed earlier this year towards the UNRWA Programme Budget, which supports the Agency’s core programmes and services.
Selon l’annuaire statistique 2012 – 2013 de l’EPSP (le Ministère de l’Education), le Bandundu aurais 7 475 écoles. Cela représente 17, 3% des écoles au niveau national. Mais il n’y aurait que 13% de ces écoles qui sont construites en matériaux durables – 55 112 salles de classe, soit 16,9% du total national.
“Apenas 4,5% das escolas públicas do Brasil têm todos os itens de infraestrutura previstos em lei, no Plano Nacional de Educação (PNE), de acordo com levantamento feito pelo movimento Todos pela Educação.”
The EU and the UNICEF have joined hands to implement a project worth 4 million euros to help restore education for one million children affected by the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal last year. “The project worth 4 million euro includes construction of 650 transitional learning centres, provision of essential learning materials in the newly established centres as well as psychosocial counselling training to teachers in nine earthquake affected districts of Gorkha, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap, Rasuwa, Sindhuli and Sindhupalchowk,” a statement issued by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nepal office, said today.
O sistema nacional educativo registou entre 2001 e 2015, o aumento de 64.178 salas de aulas em todo país, segundo dados do Ministério da Educação (MED).
Making schools resilient to the impact of disasters is arguably a no-brainer. Who would ever disagree with the need to make sure children are safe when they’re in school? Nobody. And yet, schools continue to be destroyed when disasters strike – putting children at risk and disrupting education.
“Pelo menos 12 raparigas morreram e 35 ficaram feridas ao fugirem em pânico da escola durante o forte sismo que abalou o norte do Afeganistão, informaram as autoridades.”