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Global Times

Every child has right to realize potential: UN education director

Every child has a right to realize the human potential, said Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Director Yasmine Sherif on Sunday in her World Children's Day statement.

Benzinga

Every Child Has a Right to Realize the Human Potential

World Children's Day Statement by Education Cannot Wait Director Yasmine Sherif

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Children's Day, we must remember what it means to be a child born with a right to reach the human potential. Nothing is more precious, more priceless, than a child growing towards that potential. And nothing is more despicable than to ignore the innocence and learning needs of a child in the process of becoming…

The Jordan Times

The World Cup’s Education Goal

The UN’s Education Cannot Wait fund (which I chair) has invested more than $58 million in education in Afghanistan since 2017, initially through emergency provisions for displaced students, and more recently (until last year) through a multiyear resilience programme that was launched in 2019. Owing to the dedicated work of our partners – led by UNICEF and various NGOs – this funding ultimately reached 51 per cent of Afghanistan’s young female students. The plan now is to launch a new multiyear program to increase girls’ and boys’ access to community-based education, even in the most remote and challenging areas.

Yahoo! Finance

Every Child Has a Right to Realize the Human Potential

World Children's Day Statement by Education Cannot Wait Director Yasmine Sherif

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Children's Day, we must remember what it means to be a child born with a right to reach the human potential. Nothing is more precious, more priceless, than a child growing towards that potential. And nothing is more despicable than to ignore the innocence and learning needs of a child in the process of becoming…

MSN

Burkina Faso schoolchildren pay double price in ongoing conflict

Education Cannot Wait says it has spent $23m in emergency response measures since 2019, including teacher training, school lessons delivered over the radio, covering school fees, providing remedial courses and building thousands of classrooms.

Switzerland Times

Every child has right to realize human potential: UN education director

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Every child has a right to realize the human potential, said Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Director Yasmine Sherif on Sunday in her World Children's Day statement.

Al Jazeera

Burkina Faso schoolchildren pay double price in ongoing conflict

“You don’t go to school, so if you’re a girl, you’re going to get early childhood marriage instead,” Yasmine Sherif, director of Education Cannot Wait, the UN’s global fund for education in crisis situations, told Al Jazeera. “The boys, on the other hand, you don’t go to school… you are very exposed to being drafted or persuaded to join armed groups. Because if you don’t get an education, [if] you have nothing to do, a young teenage boy is very inclined – against his will or with his will – to join armed groups. So there’s just this vicious cycle of violence perpetrating.”

Metro

Boy who built landmine detectors aged nine could now save countless lives

I have been in touch with humanitarian organisations working to demine Ukraine, and I hope that one day the army can use my device. I do not know if President Zelensky is aware of my work, but it has been great to see so much support for my project in Ukraine and around the world, including from the Ukrainian Parliament, Ukraine’s official Instagram account, and Education Cannot Wait.

East African Business Week

Education Cannot Wait Funds Somali Drought Affected Children

Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises has announced a first emergency response grant worth 5 million U.S. dollars for Somali children affected by a devastating ongoing drought along with renewed conflicts over scarce resources.

Project Syndicate

The World Cup’s Education Goal

After the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan 15 months ago, its leaders broke their promise to allow girls to continue pursuing secondary education. To persuade the regime to reverse course, the international community will need to leverage the influence of other predominantly Muslim countries, including tournament host Qatar.

Xinhua News Agency

UN education fund announces grant for Somalia drought response

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, on Friday announced a first emergency response grant worth 5 million U.S. dollars for Somali children affected by a devastating ongoing drought along with renewed conflicts over scarce resources.

Nasdaq

Yasmine Sherif: Empowering Through Education, Those Left Furthest Behind

Hi friends, it’s Spiffy, back again on Planet Earth with an eye on entrepreneurs making the world a more equitable place! I have one more interview for you this week. Today I’m excited to cruise around with Yasmine Sherif, the Executive Director at Education Cannot Wait. Are you ready to be inspired?