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Remarks:  Opening of Education Month Activities, 2016 Theme: Each Child Matters: Stakeholders Unite for the Enhancement of Education

Imagine a child not being able to go to school because the school is just too far and there is no transport. Imagine a child crying in the morning or complaining about stomach ache and not willing to go to school. Is it real or is it about something else? Is the child being bullied in school for whatever reason? Is the child being harshly treated by the teacher? Is the child being laughed at because of less good results than others? Imagine the adolescent girl getting pregnant and not being able to return to school.



Remarks Marianne Flach, Representative UNICEF Guyana and Suriname MICS 5 Launch - 25 August, 2016

Today we reach an important milestone in our commitments to children in Guyana as we officially launch the 5th Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) report for Guyana. The MICS is an international household survey initiative, developed by UNICEF, through which we assist countries in collecting and analyzing data in order to monitor the situation of children and women. The findings of this report are significant, as they provide current data which will help us to better understand the issues affecting children and women in Guyana, and make informed decisions on the type and scope of interventions that can be undertaken to improve their situation.


Address by Ms. Marianne Flach, Representative UNICEF Guyana and Suriname at The National Toshaos Council


This meeting definitely comes at a critical moment for all of us, as only a few days ago, we launched the results of the survey which indicated that we still can, and must do more for our children. This survey- the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey- demonstrated the important disparities that still exist between the interior and coastal areas, as well as between rural and urban. It highlights the important role that you Toshaos and members of your Council would need to play to ensure that our indigenous children grow up in the best way possible.


Remarks – Marianne Flach UNICEF Representative, Guyana and Suriname GRPA Still I Rise: Support for At-Risk Teen Girls 25 July, 2016


Globally, millions of children are deprived of their right to education, and more than two-thirds of them are girls - predominantly adolescent girls in their teens. In Guyana, the percentage of adolescent pregnancy is between 20-22 % for girls below the age of 19 years, and has remained constant at 1 % for girls under 15 years, according to the most recent data from the Ministry of Health.



Remarks- Marianne Flach, Representative UNICEF Guyana and Suriname Social Worker’s Conference Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Lilliendaal. 20 July, 2016


UNICEF is pleased to support the delivery of this conference as part of our continuous engagement with the Government of Guyana, and particularly the Ministry of Social Protection on both intuitional and individual capacity building for Social Workers. I commend the Ministry, and the University of Guyana for making this conference possible






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