UNGEI Forum: Child Friendly Schools and Care and Support in Schools (2006)
Vol. 6 No. 1 March 2006
Author/Publisher: UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Region
Volume 5, Number 3 of the UNGEI FORUM, ESAR Education Newsletter has the theme of Child Friendly Schools and Care & Support in Schools.
Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Laureate and former president of South Africa has a dream for schools in Africa: to have every child in Africa to go to school and have learning environments that are child friendly. In December 2004 the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Hamburg Society for the Promotion of Democracy and International Law and UNICEF launched a joint international initiative “Child Friendly Schools for Africa”. This global initiative attempts to accelerate access to quality basic education for all children and especially for girls, orphans and other vulnerable children in six ESAR countries: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.