Child-Friendly Schools Manual

Quality education is education that works for every child and enables all children to achieve their full potential.


The Child-Friendly Schools Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving UNICEF education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. We particularly acknowledge the contributions of colleagues who participated in two CFS Writers’ Workshops held in Glen Cove, New York, in June 2005 and August 2006.

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