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Andorran Minister of Foreign Affairs visits UNICEF office to review results of Andorran support to Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Sarajevo, 21 March: During her first official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Meritxell Mateu Pi, Andorran Minister of Foreign Affairs, paid a visit to the UNICEF office in Sarajevo where she was briefed on the results of Andorra’s support of EUR 1 million to the Child-Friendly Schools Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina implemented in the period 2003-2007.

The project, with funding provided by both the Government of Andorra as well as the Andorra National Committee for UNICEF, benefited more than 105,000 children through child-centred teaching and learning approaches, involving 86% of all primary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  In addition, 24% or 5,436 of all primary school teachers were trained in child-centered teaching methods, 530 classrooms were equipped with furniture, while 14 training centers for the in-service teacher training were established and equipped.

UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.  The joint UNICEF-Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Programme of Co-operation 2005-2008 focuses on strengthening the capacities of the Government, communities and caregivers to address social exclusion and its effects on children, young people and women, as well as helping to ensure universal access to quality services including basic education. 



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