UNICEF aims to ensure the right to education for young parents in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 12 August 2011 – Jonathan Pavon, 17, is finishing up the last year of secondary school in Quilmes, a medium-sized municipality in the suburbs of the nation capitol of Buenos Aires. As a young father to two eight-month-old twin girls, Maia and Umma, he constantly struggles with the idea of dropping out of school and entering the work force.
Nearly 6,000 people complete a fundraising race to promote education for all in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 31 March 2011 – Nearly 6,000 people participated in the fourth annual ‘Running for Education’ race earlier this month, setting a new attendance record as they showed their support for quality education for all children in Argentina.
Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi, star footballer, in new video spot on child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 29 June 2010 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lionel ‘Leo’ Messi, one of the biggest stars in football, has recorded a new public service announcement to raise awareness about children’s rights and promote equity.
Thousands take part in Argentina’s ‘Race for Education’
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 5 April 2010 – A few days before the start of classes, some 5,000 people took part in Argentina’s ‘Race for Education’, a three- and seven-kilometer foot race that was organized by UNICEF for the third consecutive year.
New teaching strategy helps young students excel in Argentina
RESISTENCIA, Argentina, 8 September 2009 – For the first six months of first grade, Maria Angel Gomez struggled to keep up with the other students. She showed little interest in her school work and was slowly falling behind. She couldn't read and her mother worried that Maria Angel would fail and need to repeat first grade, a common problem in Argentina.
Goodwill Ambassador Manu Ginóbili promotes education for indigenous children
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 10 August 2009 – On the eve of the international day of Indigenous Populations, marked on 9 August, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Argentina and NBA star player Manu Ginóbili visited a school in Fontana, in the impoverished province of Chaco.
New approach to newborn child survival puts family needs front and centre
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 20 July 2009 – Estela Benitez recently gave birth to her first child, a healthy girl named Abril Delfina.
'A minute for my rights' youth video project in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 1 April 2009 – Young people have discovered an important medium for promoting children's rights in Argentina. Since 2005, 'A minute for my rights' (Un minuto por mis derechos) has brought creative children together to make one-minute films.
On visit to Argentina, Queen Rania of Jordan promotes quality education
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 23 October 2008 - Children at a UNICEF-supported school in Argentina received a royal visitor this week, when Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan dropped by.
At UNICEF seminar, students from region seek changes in secondary education
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 15 September 2008 – Students at the Institute Filii Dei in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires recently welcomed a delegation of their peers participating in an international seminar on secondary education organized by UNICEF.
Argentine youths win ‘Make a Difference!’ one-minute video contest
NEW YORK, USA, 18 June 2007 – UNICEF congratulated youth filmmakers sponsored by Argentina’s Fundación Kine Cultural y Educativa for their winning one-minute video, ‘Bebe – más allá de la niñez’, in the second annual Media Magic Make a Difference! one-minute video contest.