European Union/European Commission announces €25 million to Education Cannot Wait for crisis-affected children and youth

‘Team Europe has to date contributed to more than 40% of the funding of Education Cannot Wait, and the new €25 million contribution from the EU will further support it to reach the most vulnerable children and bring them back to education.’27 September 2021, New York – The European Union/European Commission today announced €25 million (approx. US$29.3 million) in new funding to support Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations…

28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria

Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the more than 120 students who were abducted at the beginning of July from the Bethel Baptist High School in the northern town of Damishi.Church officials returned those children to their parents at the school on Sunday. But the Rev. Israel Akanji, president of the Baptist Convention, said more than 80 other children are still being held by the gunmen.So far 34…

140 Students Abducted in Northwestern Nigeria?

Armed kidnappers have taken 140 students from their boarding school in northwestern Nigeria, local officials announced Monday. Attackers opened fire on the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna state early Monday, abducting most of the 165 pupils boarding there overnight. Teachers at the school told reporters they don’t know where the students were taken. Police in Kaduna state said they have rescued 26 people, including one teacher.Monday’s abduction is one…

South Sudan: WFP to provide meals to over 530,000 children

June 15, 2021 (JUBA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday signed an agreement with South Sudan to provide meals to more than 530,000 children in schools across the country.The WFP deputy country director for South Sudan, Adeyinka Badejo said the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Ministry of General Education and Instruction is aimed at increasing enrollment, in addition to encouraging parents to keep children in…

NATIONAL CONSULTATION HELD ON THE IGAD TEACHER TRAINING INITIATIVE; IGAD TO FORGE STRONG PARTNERSHIP WITH SUDANESE UNIVERSITIES

Khartoum, Sudan. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), in partnership with the Government of Germany through GIZ, and the Government of Sudan conducted a two-day national consultation on the IGAD Teacher Training Initiative (ITTI) on 10 - 12 February 2021 in Khartoum, Sudan.The IGAD Teacher Training Initiative (ITTI) will provide training to 100 secondary school teachers in Sudan as well as an additional 100 teachers in refugee settings and host…

Norway provides $10m to support education in S. Sudan

(JUBA) - The Norwegian government has signed an agreement worth about $10 million to support a safe return to school for children in South Sudan in 2020-2021.According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with 2.2 million children not enrolled before the pandemic, South Sudan was already one of the countries with the highest proportion of out-of-school children.“Norway is committed to contribute to ensure children will return safely to school especially…

School activities resume as displaced return to Gunyoro in Eastern Equatoria

More than 190 children returning to Gunyoro village near Torit in Eastern Equatoria have resumed school activities, albeit under difficult circumstances.“During the 2016 crisis, this school closed because our people were scattered. They ran into the mountains, to neighbouring villages, or to Torit for their safety,” Eugenio Eryong, headteacher at what remains of Gunyoro primary school, tells a visiting team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.Some of the…

IRAN CLOSES ALL SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES OVER CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Iran is closing all schools and universities until March 20 as the coronavirus death toll in the country hits 107, the health minister announced Thursday in a televised news conference.Aside from the other measures, Saeed Namaki encouraged the public to reduce its use of paper money as it is aiding the spread of the new coronavirus and said authorities will begin manning checkpoints to limit travel between major cities.He said…
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