Home  |  Login  |  FAQ  |  Advertise  |  Services  |  Recommend  |  FeedBack  |  Contact Us  
Home
News

 Other Sections
ACN Ghana 2008
Sports
Finance
Business Directory
Online Forms
Real Estate
Classifieds
Auto
Jobs
Events
Downloads
World Cup 2010
Travel
About Ghana
Our Services
News Headlines
 More
UNICEF to launch home-based learning programme for children in Syria
News Date: 3rd September 2013


The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday that it would launch a home-based self-learning programme this month to help Syrian children in conflict hot spots to carry on learning.

UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado said that the program, launched together with Syrian Ministry of Education and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), would enable more than 400,000 children to continue following the national curriculum.

Syria's latest official data showed that some 1.9 million pupils in grades one to nine, or 39 percent of registered students, dropped out of school over the last academic year; Over 3,000 schools have been damaged or destroyed and over 930 are being used as shelters for the displaced.

Besides, UNICEF has procured school bags with stationary supplies for up to a million children in all 14 governorates and distribution is underway; thousands of teaching-learning kits, recreations supplies and early childhood education material are also being delivered, according to Mercado.

She said that an extra 20 million U.S. dollars was urgently needed to print and distribute eight million textbooks and rehabilitate school infrastructure.

The UN refugee agency UNHCR said in a report on Tuesday that more than 2 million refugees have fled Syria's turmoil which broke out more than two years ago and that the number of people displaced in Syria is around 4.25 million.


Source: GNA


 More
 Search News
 
 Advanced Search

ADVERTISEMENT
  Latest News Headlines
Fake Pastor in court for swindling student
Public education facing danger- GNECC
ICAG/CAGD Sign MoU to Enhance Quality of Public Financial Management (PFM) in Ghana
Spoilt ballots affect democratic choice - Lecturer
Two assemblies agree to share disputed boundary revenue
Yesterday was all drama in the house!
Russia Allocates 779.4m Roubles to Combat Ebola
Stakeholders discuss NHIS benefit packages
Aflao slippery robber nabbed
Teachers advised to refrain from wearing suggestive attires
 More latest news
 Popular News Items
Airtel Ghana Wins Brand Activation Program Of The Year
Regional dialogue pushes for rights-based reform of the agribusiness sector in Southeast Asia
Airtel Money offers KRA mobile tax payment services
HESS Corporation organises third scholars programme
Regional workshop on financial inclusion opens
Oil, Gas Insurance Placement for the Upstream Sector Launched
GEPA suspends plans to exhibit and market non-traditional products in WA due to EVD
President Mahama speaks about the IMF, Energy
EC declares Akufo Addo winner with 94.35per cent
Airtel Ghana Sets Up Customer Experience Point At Marina Mall

Copyright BusinessGhana. All Rights Reserved.

Legal