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World leaders must address ‘shameful’ disparities in education spending: UN children’s agency

A new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, published on Monday to coincide with a meeting of education ministers, gathered at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, shows that a third of adolescent girls from the poorest households have never been to school, and spending on education is heavily skewed towards wealthier households and urged world leaders to address ‘shameful’ disparities in public education spending. More

UNICEF helps schools recover from disaster with distribution of education kits in the Solomon Islands

The devastating 4th of April flash flood had initially affected over 80 schools in Honiara and Guadalcanal combined, with 52,318 school children affected. 14 of these schools were initially used as evacuation centers but this has now been reduced to two, namely, Mbokonavera and the Pavilion at the Solomon Islands National University, Panatina campus. Continue reading