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‘Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) for Africa’ Second Annual Capacity Building Workshop

©UNICEF Angola/2006/Stark-Merklein
Students outside their brand new primary school in Dende, Angola, built with funds from UNICEF Germany as part of the Schools for Africa Initiative.

Better schools not only help each and every child to develop their abilities; they are also the most sustainable investment in the development of society.
- Changu Mannathoko, UNICEF Regional Education Advisor (May 2005)

NEW YORK, NY, 8 August 2006 - The ‘Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) for Africa’ Second Annual Capacity Building Workshop will be held in Maputo, Mozambique from 21-24 August 2006 with government counterparts, UNICEF officers and other partners attending.  This multi-year initiative has emerged from a partnership between the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), the Hamburg Society and UNICEF to support the accelerated promotion of quality education for all children in six African countries, including Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The anticipated end result of the workshop is effective planning, implementation and monitoring of the rights-based and gender-sensitive CFS programme, especially for girls, orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa.  The partners will also have an Annual Steering Committee Meeting of the programme and discuss the way forward.

October 2006 - The Multi-Country Child-Friendly Schools for Africa Capacity Development Workshop II Report (2006)


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