UNICEF Photography

Photo Essays: Education
Including Usher

May 2015: Usher Sanca is a 7-year-old with loving, supportive family members and friends. He is a first-grade student thriving at Ponta Nova Unified School, in Oio Region, Guinea-Bissau. He is also among an estimated 93 million children worldwide living with a disability.

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May 2015: Usher, who has a physical disability, is attending a UNICEF-supported inclusive school in Guinea-Bissau.

October 2008: World-renowned pianist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lang Lang launched a new foundation to help support young musicians.

August 2007: The government’s 'Go to School' initiative has increased enrolment to over 850,000, with over one-third of all students being girls.

October 2006: The workshops for Pakistani children affected by the 2005 earthquake introduced them to basic photography skills to document their lives.

June 2006: After decades of war, Southern Sudan’s new government has launched an ambitious ‘Go To School’ campaign.

May 2006: In early 2006, several students at Amar Jyoti School in New Delhi, India, participated in a UNICEF photography workshop.

March 2005: UNICEF helps to provide shelter, education, special protection and other basic services to Darfur's displaced people.

April 2009: The Vietnamese Government, with support from UNICEF and IKEA, is working to improve primary education for ethnic minorities.

February 2008: ‘Albania Reads’ is a UNICEF and IKEA-supported Government initiative to restore a culture of reading among the country’s youth.

March 2007: Part II of IV: Education is essential for the elimination of discrimination and violence against girls and women.

August 2006: 'Child-friendly’ schools offer free, quality education in safe environments that promote gender equity and diversity.

June 2006: Before Medina Humed Ahmed started school, she was silent on the subject of her future. Now, she says, she wants to learn to fly.

April 2005: Progress for Children reports that eliminating gender disparities is key to achieving universal primary education.