Podcast #61: The power of youth - celebrating International Youth Day
NEW YORK, USA, 06 August 2012 – The number of young people globally has never been higher. According to the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA), there are 1.8 billion young people in the world today. For most of them, life is not easy. About half of young people survive on less than $2 a day, millions are out of school and many more face unemployment.
Bhutanese children’s TV programme wins UNICEF Prize at Prix Jeunesse International Festival in Germany
NEW YORK, USA, 26 June 2012 – Sonam Phuntsho is a television producer for the Bhutan Broadcasting Service. His program, ‘Tashi and Sakteng’, was selected as one of 68 finalists at the recent Prix Jeunesse International Festival, where it won the UNICEF Prize.
UNICEF launches Schools for Asia to improve education for millions
NEW YORK, USA, 10 January 2012 – UNICEF is launching Schools for Asia today, an international fundraising initiative to improve the access and quality of education for disadvantaged children living across Asia and the Pacific.
Bhutan TV documentary wins UNICEF prize at film festival highlighting children
MUNICH, Germany, 15 May 2006 – ‘The Domaseller & The Badamwalla’, a TV documentary about children in Bhutan, has emerged as the winner of the UNICEF Special Prize at the 2006 Prix Jeunesse International Festival in Munich.
Bhutan: School shortage forces pupils to leave home
New York, 28 April 2005 - Chandra, 9, Tika, 8, and Lela, 7, are sisters attending Beteni Community School in the district of Tsirang in south-central Bhutan. Because their home is a 6-hour walk from the school, their father, a farmer, has built a small hut for them to live in during the week. The hut is near the school and is made of mud and sticks, with an iron sheet as the roof.
Alternative education gives adults a second chance to learn
SAKTEN, Bhutan, 7 February 2005 - Eighteen-year-old Nim Dolma dropped out of school when she was in the fourth grade because her parents could no longer afford to educate her. But thanks to the Non-Formal Education Programme, established by the government of Bhutan in 1992 with the support of UNICEF, Nim has a second chance at an education.