19 March 2024

Rebuilding Hope: Yemen's Journey to Educational Resilience

With the objective of rebuilding and fortifying the education system, the Ministry of Education, along with UNICEF, the World Food Programme, and Save the Children, launched the Restoring Education and Learning project, one of the largest educational initiatives in the country in 2021 Funded by the World Bank and the Global Partnership for…, Restoring School Infrastructure, With the ongoing partially rehabilitation of over 1,100 schools, children now have access to more conducive learning environments. The rehabilitation includes the construction of water harvesting tanks, maintenance of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities; repair works of walls, floors, stairs, doors, and windows; painting classrooms; fixing…, Nourishing Bodies and Minds, Over 600,000 children are receiving healthy snacks and meals in schools – enabling them to thrive and focus on their studies. This will encourage regular attendance and ensure that children are not hungry and are able to learn. The project is also scaling up its healthy kitchen programme providing freshly cooked meals at schools. UNI540609…, Empowering Teachers and Staff, To ensure consistent attendance and improve the quality of teaching, the project provided incentives to over 35,000 instructors and school-based staff. The project emphasizes equitable education, particularly for girls. By incentivizing over 2,100 female teachers in rural areas and 2,600 volunteer teachers, the project ensures better opportunities…, Training for Excellence, Over 11,000 teachers, school principals, and administrators were offered trainings that have enhanced their skills and capacity to support students on their learning journeys. UNI540612 Educational staff receiving training at Al Farooq School - Taizz Governorate, Yemen., Remedial education and School bags for children, The project focuses on ensuring continued school functioning through a package of support for alternative learning across Yemen. More than 11,000 students in different Yemeni governorates were provided with remedial classes. Moreover, 560,000 students across seven supported Yemeni governorates received school bag kits. Each school bag contained…, A New Chapter in Yemeni Education, Despite the daunting challenges, the project helped deliver essential assistance to hundreds of thousands of children in Yemen. The initiative is not just improving access to basic education but is also significantly improving conducive learning environment and enhancing children’s overall learning achievements and strengthening the education…, A Collaborative Effort, Each partnering agency plays a unique role in the project: World Food Programme: Provides nutritious school snacks and establishes healthy kitchens. Save the Children: Develops learning materials, rolls out alternative learning programs, and trains educational personnel. UNICEF: Provides teaching incentives, distributes educational supplies, and…
19 September 2023

Encouraging Yemeni Students to Continue School through Sports and Recreation Activities

Students’ faces were aglow with joy as they took part in a marathon organized by the Education Office in the capital Sana’a with support from UNICEF. It was an inspiring sight that reflected students’ excitement to go back to school. 100 students participated in the marathon which started at Bab Al-Yemen and finished at the Orphan School. "I took…, Passion for a new school year, "Extracurricular and sports activities enhance students' educational skills and physical abilities," states Amjad Al-salahi, a ninth-grade student. He adds, "taking second place in the race motivated me to further engage in sports, which will ultimately lead to improving my academic performance." Amjad explains, "Sports activities are an essential…, Honoring winners, “Twelve students were awarded trophies as well as gold and silver medals at the end of the marathon,” says Khaled Ahmed Al Oqbi, Director of the School Activities Department at the Education Office - in Sana’a. “A hundred students, representing the 700,000 students in the capital’s schools, took part in this event which was organized as part of…, Free drawing activity, To enhance students' artistic abilities, a group of 100 male and female students took part in the Free Drawing event hosted at Arwa Girls School, with the support of UNICEF. Doa’a Shamsan, a sophomore high student at Al-Ramah School, says: "This event was an opportunity for us to refine our talents and improve our skills." She adds, “All the art…, Promoting education, “I was delighted to begin my school year with an activity that ignites my motivation to study with energy and enthusiasm,” says Joud Ahmed, a junior high student at Arwa School. “I participated in the free drawing competition with a painting that conveys the significance of going back school,” she elaborates. “This event provided me with a…, Meaningful drawings, “Organizing school activities holds great significance in motivating students to engage in learning,” says Walid Mokrad, Director of the Talented Students Department. “The primary objective of this event was to refine students’ drawing skills and allow them to express their feelings about the start of the new school year,” she adds. UNI426201…