Eswatini Profile

Schools for Africa

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UNICEF is a trusted partner, national advocate for children, and a leader for education development. The organization began working in Eswatini just after independence in 1968. In the past decade, UNICEF’s advocacy and technical assistance has led to increased investment in education, key reforms within the education system, and improved educational metrics. More specifically, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training, UNICEF has helped raise the national primary education enrolment rate to 97 per cent. The revised Education Sector Policy (2018–2022) is a national commitment outlining a five-year plan to provide quality education along the entire continuum of learning, as well as spotlighting children with disabilities and adolescent girls for further inclusion efforts.

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