UNICEF Photography

Photo Essays: Education
Medina wants to fly

June 2006: UNICEF supports ‘mobile schools’ that bring education to children on the move, including nomadic children like Medina Humed Ahmed in Ethiopia. Before she started school, Medina was silent on the subject of her future. Now, she says, she wants to learn to fly.

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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.

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.