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How Child Friendly Schools utilize the energizing power of physical activity and sports
CHANGARA, Mozambique, 7 March 2011 – In Changara, a large district with more than 120,000 inhabitants in Tete province, children are hopping, skipping and jumping all over school.

Getting physical in the school yard helps to keep attendance rates up
Mozambique, Chibuto District, October 2010 – Today is a typical day at school for 11-year-old Phumzile Nkavele. Children sit at desks with books and pens, teachers teach using blackboards and chalk.

A youth radio reporter presents her child-friendly school
Mozambique, August 2010 – Raissa, 12 years old, is a child-to-child radio reporter who hosts, along with other young participants, a weekly children’s programme called ‘Voices of Youth’ at Chibuto’s community radio.

Child-friendly schools for the most vulnerable
Buzi, Mozambique, 2010 – Standing in front of his newly-built classroom, Muchindo Alberto, a 5th grade teacher at 3 de Fevereiro primary school, speaks proudly of his child-friendly school.

Children and communities benefit from safe water facilities in child-friendly schools
Búzi District, August 2009 – Deolinda Faife is a sixth-grade student at Escola Primária Completa Marrongamisse, in the remote district of Buzi, a poor rural community living from subsistence farming, livestock and fishing, with no basic infrastructure.

Child-Friendly Schools: Annual Assessment Report
Mozambique, May 2009 – The Ministry of Education and Culture and UNICEF conducted in 2008 an annual assessment of the Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) programme in Mozambique.

Promoting girls’ education to provide all children a healthy start in life
Maputo, 08 September 2008 - “Literacy is the best remedy” is the theme of International Literacy Day this year.

Children and community members unite in the management of water and sanitation at school
Zambézia Province, April 2008 – The lives of the children and of the community around the Limuila Primary School, in Maganja da Costa district, have been improving since last year with the installation of a source of clean drinking water.

Community radio mobilises girls to go to school
Zambézia Province, March 2008 – The Maganja da Costa District, in Zambézia Province, will never be the same again. For almost a year, many families have been awakened at daybreak by the pleasant voice of the young announcers at Erive Community Radio.

Young people learn to protect themselves against HIV in the classroom
Maputo, 22 February 2008 – Every week, activists from Kindlimuka – an association of people living with HIV – visit primary schools in Maputo to discuss with students ways they can protect themselves against HIV.

Working together to rebuild schools after devastating cyclone
Maputo, 24 October 2007 – In response to the severe damage caused to schools by Cyclone Favio in February 2007, UNICEF and the Provincial Government of Inhambane have been working together to improve the education of children throughout the province.

Child-friendly-schools to benefit 300,000 children
Maputo, 11 October 2007- Over 300.000 children will benefit from better education and improved school environment as a result of the Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) programme in Mozambique.

Children and community members speak about water and sanitation in schools
Maputo 28 September 2006- The UNICEF report Progress for Children: A Report Card on Water and Sanitation shows that the lack of water and sanitation in schools is still a problem in many countries of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Partners meet to discuss child-friendly schools in Africa
Maputo, 21 August 2006- Partners from nine African countries are meeting in Maputo from 21 to 24 August 2006 to discuss better ways to improve the quality of basic education in Africa.

Children paint their dreams for better education
Maputo, 11 August 2006- Hundreds of primary school children from the Ponta do Ouro primary school in the district of Matutuine depicted their dreams for better education last July as part of a painting workshop organized by the artist Naguib.

When schools become child friendly
Maputo, 16 May 2006- Schools are each day becoming more friendly for children in Maganja da Costa, a district in the northern Province of Zambézia.





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