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   Alleviating Poverty through Education (Human Rights)
The projects presented here illustrate UNESCO's approach : solidarity and sharing make UNESCO "the House of giving and receiving" (Léopold Sedar Senghor). We invite you to support our action by making a financial contribution to the projects of your choice.

 Peace Building
The European Commission and UNESCO foster peace-building in Somalia.

As a follow-up to a UNDP-funded UNESCO project on Civic Education for Good Governance and Development, the present project, funded by the European Commission aims at assisting communities at the grass-roots level with the view of the re-knitting of the social fabric in the different parts of the country together through a process of dialogue, interaction and exchange of views and information. The project closely links peace building and community-based communication. Continue

 Educating Children in Need
Alleviating illiteracy among Tribal and Street Children in India

The project aims at promoting literacy both among children from tribes, who do not often attend school as they live far from educational facilities, and for street children. Support is needed for the acquisition of school supplies and for the building of a boarding house. Continue

 Blind street-children education
Education and housing for blind street-children

This UNESCO education for 'Children in Need' project will offer housing, basic education and skills training to visually impaired street-children. It aims at integrating and empowering them, thus enabling them to lead independent lives as adults. The only funding sources are private donations! UNESCO's partners for the project implementation are the Vietnamese government and an international NGO. Continue


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