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UNICEF, USAID support Ghana to improve education

Archived, 2 days ago From citifmonline.com 

Accra, GHANA - The US government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a cooperation agreement with UNICEF to improve learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education in Ghana with a focus on early grade reading.

Sale of designer wedding dresses at Newcastle charity shop prices raises over £2,000 for Cancer Research

Archived, 2 days ago From chroniclelive.co.uk 

Newcastle upon Tyne, U K - Brides-to-be counting the cost of their upcoming big day still have time to bag what could be the bargain on their year - a designer wedding dress at a charity shop price.

When the owner of a Newcastle bridal boutique donated thousands ...

MSF calls on GSK and Pfizer to slash pneumo vaccine price to $5 per child for poor countries

Archived, 2 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine to US$5 per child in developing countries, ahead of a major vaccination do ...

Meir teenagers to cut off hair for Little Princess Trust

Archived, 2 days ago From stokesentinel.co.uk 

Stoke-on-Trent, U K - Two best friends will be raising money for charity by cutting off their hair.

Fifteen-year-olds Gabrielle Hassall and Oliwia Kaczmarek, from Meir, will shear their locks in aid of the Little Princess Trust, which gives free wigs to chi ...

Tamworth girl to make the cut for the Little Princess Trust

Archived, 2 days ago From tamworthherald.co.uk 

Tamworth, U K - A Tamworth teenager will be ‘a cut above the rest’ when she completes her charity challenge later this month.

Hannah Tonks, 14, decided she wanted to do her bit for charity and has pledged to have a sponsored hair cut, with the cut hai ...

Red Cross continues to support flood victims and appeals for more aid

Archived, 2 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The Malawi Red Cross is continuing to support people affected by floods which have left 135,000 displaced in three districts of southern Malawi. Rainstorms have also destroyed houses and property in the capital Lilongwe and the commercial city of Bla ...

UNICEF condemns use of tear gas on Lang'ata Road pupils

Archived, 2 days ago From standardmedia.co.ke 

Nairobi, KENYA - United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the use of teargas by the police on Lang’ata Road Primary School pupils, who were protesting the grabbing of their playground.

The fund said the ...

Tyneside-based charity Team Kenya puts education first for African girls

Archived, 2 days ago From thejournal.co.uk 

Newcastle upon Tyne, U K - Girls in Ndhiwa, a remote town in Western Kenya, often lead a life of poverty, food insecurity, poor health and early marriage. Low life expectancy leaves many parentless teenagers looking after their younger siblings, burdened with managing househol ...

UNICEF for more investments in education as funding gap grows

Archived, 2 days ago From business-standard.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - UNICEF today pitched for more "investments" in education, saying there is an annual funding gap of USD 26 billion for the provision of basic education in 46 low-income countries.

In many countries around the world significantly less p ...

Stepping up efforts for Malawi flood victims

Archived, 2 days ago From blogs.unicef.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Working with UNICEF in emergency situations always brings new learning. Yesterday was no exception – don’t stand close to a helicopter when it is taking off from a dusty field. Failing to follow the local crowd of onlookers who swiftly disappeared as ...

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