11 April 2013

Liberia: UNICEF Donates to Duazon Public School

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF-Liberia) has donated several pieces of furniture, including armchairs to the Duazon Public School, situated few kilometers away from Monrovia, in Lower Margibi County.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is the world's leading advocate for children, with a strong presence in 190 countries worldwide. It is the main United Nations organization defending, promoting and protecting children's rights. UNICEF also works towards protecting the world's most disadvantaged children, and it believes that children should have the rights to: adequate nutrition, education, health, participation, protection, and clean water.

At the occasion marking the presentation of some 495 armchairs and 4 desks, Wednesday, 10 April 2013, UNICEF-Liberia Education Section staff, Sayaka Usui, stated that her organization was happy to identify with the Duazon Public School, pleading with students of the institution and the teaching staff to use the donated items wisely.

For her part, Assistant Education Minister for Planning/Research and Development, Ann-Dora Gbormie, thanked UNICEF on behalf of the Government of Liberia (GoL) for the donated items, and pointed out that the donation was highly cherished. The donation is a part of the GoL-UNICEF Peace-building, Education and Advocacy Program, with support from the Government of the Netherlands.

Under the GoL-UNICEF Peace-building, Education and Advocacy Program, the Government of the Netherlands, complimented by another major UNICE donor, the Government of Japan, is contributing to the delivery of furniture and improving Liberian schools environment towards influencing learning achievements in the country.

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