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Schools for Asia


The UNICEF Schools for Asia initiative builds on the success of Schools for Africa and aims to give children the best start in life. This is achieved through sound teaching and learning materials, safe and clean school facilities, well-designed curricula that include life skills education on health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation and HIV prevention, and trained teachers that provide empowering education and create environments where girls and boys are treated equally.

The initiative particularly focuses on disadvantaged and marginalized children who are less likely to receive quality education because of their gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic location or poverty.  Equipping these children with knowledge, skills and confidence is a step towards overcoming these barriers and contributing to development of communities and countries.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and tennis star Serena Williams is a proud proponent of Schools for Asia:



Schools for Asia countries include Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

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