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UN help for schools

Ioane Burese
Thursday, January 17, 2013

TENTS that will act as temporary learning spaces, and School-in-a-Box kits to equip the temporary classrooms, were part of the support provided by UNICEF to the Ministry of Education to help get children back to school.

According to a statement, in addition, back packs containing stationery sets are being provided to assist with the educational needs of primary school students affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan.

The statement quotes Isabelle Austin, UNICEF Pacific deputy representative and officer-in-charge, saying: "UNICEF recognises the importance of education in emergencies. Education eases the emotional impact of conflict and disasters by giving stability, structure and hope for the future.

Assets Management Unit principal education officer, Matavuso Kotobalavu received the materials on behalf of the ministry. "The donation of educational material to help with the preparation of all affected schools is timely," he said.





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