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Statement by UNGEI on the death of aid workers in the Peshawar blast
One of those killed was the UNICEF Pakistan Chief of Education, Ms. Perseveranda So, a much-loved colleague.
Persy, as she was fondly known, had traveled to Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province to help ensure that girls, displaced by the nearby conflict, would be able to start or continue their education. She was a highly committed individual, who worked tirelessly to help improve access to quality education for all children.
UNGEI salutes Persy’s unwavering commitment to girls’ education. We offer our deepest condolences to Persy’s family and colleagues, and to all those who lost loved ones in this heinous act.
Further information can be found at http://www.unicef.org.
Colleagues and friends wishing to express their condolences may send them in care of Ms. Vanessa Tobin, Representative, UNICEF Manila at the following office
P.O. Box 1076
Makati Central Post Office
1250 Makati City
May she rest in eternal peace and may her family find comfort during this difficult
10 June 2009