Total procurement for education: $87 million
UNICEF’s long-term goal is for all children to have access
to and complete an education of good quality.
Education is critical during times of emergency. In 2005, Supply
Division sent out education supplies for around nine million children.
The school-in-a-box and the recreation kit have become part of the
UNICEF standard response in emergencies.
Supply Division procured and packed student and teacher kits for
nearly three million children
and for over 45,000 teachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo
In Iraq, Supply Division procured $17 million worth of educational
supplies for children last year. This represented 1.5 million school
bags and 4.5 million School-in-a-box (Education kits) for the same
number of children.
Proper supply planning, procurement and distribution of learning
and educational materials are key factors in achieving national education
goals. This is the focus of the Essential Learning Package, a UNICEF
initiative in the West and Central Africa Region. It includes the
development of a forecast methodology to target services and supplies
that will make the biggest impact on primary school enrollment and
retention of children.