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"We want a world where there is no discrimination between boys and girls, between the able and the disabled, between the rich and the poor. We want a healthy, safe and clean environment suitable for all. And we want a decent education and opportunities for play, instead of having to work"
- The Change Makers representing children from eight countries in South Asia

An Educated Citizen is a Valuable Resource
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In fulfilling the right to primary education for all children, countries must provide quality education that is flexible and meets the needs of excluded children, many of them girls.

Fact: Of the nearly 120 million children not in school, the majority are girls; of the world's nearly 875 million illiterate adults, two thirds are women.

Bringing Schools to Children in Sudan

UNICEF gives top priority to girls' education in its 160 country programmes. Focus is on the broad range of obstacles affecting access, quality and completion of education for girls. The agency uses several mechanisms such as, The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), The African Girls' Initiative (AGEI) to coordinate work on girls' education. In Sudan where 600,000 of its 1 million school-age children are not in school, UNICEF is making headway by supporting teacher training, life skills curriculum development and the Nomad Mobile School Programmes, (a project bringing primary education to nomadic girls).

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