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Stories of children

Children stand up for MDGs
As dawn broke over Kok, Papua New Guinea last Friday, 300 children and their teachers and friends gathered at Ela Beach in Port Moresby to welcome the new day by showing their support for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Vicks road to relief
I went to PNG in my capacity as ambassador for Vicks’ Road To Relief program which works like this: you buy any Vicks product marked “road to relief” and your purchase will pay for one child in a developing country to be immunised against measles.

A crisis with differences: Education dilemmas in Dili
The government and its partners, including UNICEF, are assessing the situation of 67 primary schools in Dili with the goal to return children to learning and playing.

Protecting displaced Timorese children
UNICEF is part of the child protection working group to promote the well-being of children and reduce the scope of child abuse in Timor-Leste. The group gives guidance to 'focal points' who then communicate with children and their parents.

Taming an invisible menace: Protecting Myanmar's families from arsenic
Arsenic recently was discovered in many of the aquifers in Myanmar's Ayeyarwaddy Delta. UNICEF helps families to have safer water alternatives, conduct tests of water sources in high-risk areas and also provide community education to villagers.

UNICEF completes pilot phase of school-based de-worming project
A UNICEF school-based de-worming pilot project in 2005 covered 7 schools in 5 districts of Timor-Leste. Health and education workers trained by UNICEF gave information on intestinal parasites, basic hygiene practices and de-worming tablets to children.

Citra's story: HIV peer education heals messengers as well
Citra's life fells apart when realizing she has an HIV positive. With the assistance of UNICEF, she gets peer counselling and prevention education. Now she becomes a peer educator who devotes four days a week to undergo training to children and youth.

Marta, a role model for Timorese girls, is born
Marta is modelled after Meena. She is a 10-year-old girl with straight dark hair and slightly brown skin. She is the star of a communications initiative in Timor-Leste launched in June 2006.

 

 
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