Annual Report Schools for Africa 2018

Annual Report


Through the Schools for Africa initiative, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has helped to ensure that millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa have the prospect of a better future through high-quality education. Education is a key social and cultural right and plays an important role in reducing poverty. Furthermore, education promotes democracy, peace, tolerance, development, and economic growth. It is a fundamental right for all children.  This report highlights UNICEF’s progress and achievements in the field of education in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018. In all of this work, UNICEF has been guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and especially by SDG 4, which encourages governments to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.” UNICEF’s work on behalf of this initiative is grouped under three headings: early learning, quality primary education, and adolescents for success. To enhance results in these critical areas, UNICEF has sought to accelerate gains  for disadvantaged children, with particular focus on children with disabilities, those affected by conflict and crises, and adolescent girls. Common themes and issues can be seen among the many countries that are covered in this report.

A girl in the village of Bolingo, in the center of Chad.
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