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2019

UNICEF Durban’s volunteer group’s library initiative for Nelson Mandela Month
28 July 2019- The UNICEF Durban volunteer group has officially kicked off their first community project with Merry Hill Primary School, located in the heart of Chatsworth, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The ongoing project began with multiple book drives and collections

UNICEF UJ supports the Beira Orange Bus Campaign
5 July 2019 -The UNICEF University of Johannesburg club had the opportunity to partner with the University of Johannesburg Division for Internationalisation and the UNICEF Techno Girls and Boys Educational Movement UJ club on the Beira Orange Bus Campaign

An exciting and inspiring visit to Isibindi Zizameleni Safe Park
1 July 2019 - Laughter, joy, courage and excitement fill the air at the Isibindi Zizameleni Safe Park as a UNICEF team is welcomed with song by children on the eve of the Global Child and Youth Care Conference.

An energizing afternoon with young leaders at UNICEF South Africa
1 July 2019 - Generation Unlimited is a global partnership working to prepare young people to become productive and engaged citizens.

Launch of the Global State of the World’s Fathers Report 2019
26 June 2019 - According to the Global State of the World’s Fathers Report the gap between the time spent on childcare between men and women globally is 50 minutes.

Joint UN Exhibition at the South African National AIDS Conference
11-14 June 2019 - Despite numerous advances being made to combat the spread and effects of HIV-AIDS in the country, South Africa remains home to the largest number of HIV-positive people globally.

UK celebrity Mark Wright visits Saldanha Safe Park
21 June 2019 - With a moving song in the local language of isiXhosa sung by children and child and youth care workers, UK television celebrity and UNICEF supporter, Mark Wright is welcomed to the Safe Park in Middlepos on the outskirts of Saldanha.

UNICEF University of Western Cape pilot their first winter drive project
8 June 2019 - During National Child Protection Week (2-9 June 2019) as members of UNICEF UWC club, we had our first Annual Winter drive, with the aim of encouraging a culture of giving and on a more practical level, alleviate deprivation and struggle.

The Bright Kid Foundation: A true commitment to early childhood development
28 May 2019 - A gravel road close to the world-renowned Cradle of Humankind leads one to a brightly-painted picket fence behind a series of colourful buildings. As one enters, one is greeted by laughing children enjoying their playtime break.

Launch of UNICEF volunteer initiative at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
10 May 2019 - The UNICEF University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) Campus Club held the official launch of the UNICEF Volunteer Initiative which involves the youth’s engagements as we activate our local communities.

Elsie Manaswe: Engineering a brighter future
17 May 2019 - In her neat and tidy townhouse in the leafy northern suburbs of Johannesburg, Elsie Manaswe explains her TechnoGirl Programme journey from the township of Soshanguve outside Pretoria.

Raquel Sorota: Discovering new opportunities through TechnoGirl Programme
17 May 2019 - With an infectious smile and a warm confidence, Raquel Sorota embodies the success of the TechnoGirl programme. Meeting her in the new offices of Discovery, Raquel recounts how the programme helped lead her to where she is today.

Trudy Dladla: Inspired by TechnoGirl Programme
17 May 2019 - With a welcoming hug and a ready smile, Trudy Dladla is both confident and engaging. Sitting on the grounds of the University of Johannesburg where she is in her second year of studies in Homeopathy, Trudy recounts her positive experience.

Building a group handwashing station: Providing children with a healthier learning experience
19 April 2019 - Rainclouds gather over the highveld as workers painstakingly mix cement, pile bricks and erect a tin roof on the grounds of Montsosi Primary School in Sebokeng, a township west of Johannesburg.

Uniting for Change with UNICEF
25 March 2019 - Tebogo Phaleni, Nali Shayi and I were given the incredible opportunity to be part of the Annual UNICEF USA Student Summit in Washington DC as part of the delegation that represented volunteers from UNICEF South Africa.

Launching the first UNICEF on Campus volunteer club
27 February 2019 - “The only way forward is to pay it forward” is a call to action that speaks to the best of humanity. In this spirit UNICEF Wits club held its inaugural event inviting students to begin their journey to pay it forward for every child.

UNICEF engages religious and traditional leaders on child rights
12-13 March 2019 - For the ongoing violence against children to be stop and for their rights and their welfare to be secured, UNICEF believes that all sectors of society need to be involved.

UNICEF South Africa’s Influential Women Circle launches first Annual Autumn Ball
20 March 2019 - UNICEF South Africa’s Influential Women Circle, which celebrates its first anniversary this month, is excited to announce the launch of its first Annual Autumn Ball, which is set to take place at the exclusive Steyn City on 4 April 2019.

A new chapter for youth at the University of Western Cape
11 March 2019 - Starting the UNICEF Volunteers Club you are gradually made aware of your personal strengths, and become acutely aware of rational and realistic methods to achieve one’s desired results.

Child rights and Mining - UNICEF at the Mining Indaba
12 February 2019 - By 2050, an estimated 1 billion children and young people will be living in Sub-Saharan Africa. The mining sector has a unique opportunity to impact entire societies and promote inclusive development by improving the conditions.

Ending violence against children – The role of men
January 2019 - It has become increasingly evident to UNICEF and our many other partners that for violence against children to be lessened and, ultimately, ended, there needs to be active involvement by men as well.

UNICEF South Africa speaks at global conference on Universal Child Grants
January 2019: UNICEF is encouraged that, at present, most countries on the continent have some form of social safety net for children as a means to addressing their poverty and deprivation.

Sharing African stories in the Digital Age
21 January 2019 - Storytelling is an age-old custom that transcends time, culture and language. It continues to play a part in our lives and has found a new space in the digital world, giving root to what is known as “digital story telling”.

 

 

 

 

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