Lack of financial resources is still an obstacle to schooling children’s

Abidjan, October 24, 2011 – As 2.5 million primary school pupils officially return to school this
back to school on October 24, UNICEF remains concerned about the lasting impact of the
on primary education in Côte d’Ivoire. According to a survey conducted in early October by
by UNICEF and its partners, over half of parents are still unsure whether they will be able to send their
to send their children to school this year.

“It was already difficult for poor families to get their children into school before the crisis.
that the deterioration in living conditions over the past few months will make it even harder for difficult for children to return to school, especially those from the poorest households”, explained explained Hervé Ludovic de Lys, UNICEF Representative in Côte d’Ivoire. “The government’s strong commitment to provide free schooling is certainly a step in the right direction, but we also need to ensure that family burdens are taken into account.

Also ensure that the family burden of schooling is not increased by related costs such as school supplies
such as school supplies, school meals and uniforms, which could act as barriers tobarriers to children entering and/or staying in school.”

According to the survey, families’ lack of financial means is the major obstacle preventing schooling, particularly for girls, who are the first to be affected when financial choices when financial choices have to be made by heads of household. The ability of families to take responsibility their children’s education has been particularly affected by the weakening of livelihoods in some regions, the loss of life among families directly affected by the violence or simply the general impoverishment of communities after 10 years of socio-political tension.

The post-electoral crisis also had a profound impact on the Ivorian education system, with more than one million enrolled children having their schooling interrupted. Children had their schooling interrupted during the 2010-2011 school year. Schools were closed for several months throughout the country, and there were numerous cases of attacks (destruction, looting, occupation by armed forces and groups, etc.), and some teachers and students
teachers and students fled their home regions to seek refuge elsewhere in Côte d’Ivoire or in neighbouring
neighbouring countries, etc. Although the political and security situation has returned to normal in most of the
territory, many challenges remain to be overcome to enable all children to attend school.
school.
Together with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF has launched a campaign to get children back to school and keep them there this year and keeping children in school this year, targeting nearly a million pupils. Nearly half a million school bags are being distributed, teachers are being trained in psychosocial support and
rapid rehabilitation work is being carried out on the most damaged schools. UNICEF IS ALSO
is also encouraging other partners to work together to ensure that all children, girls and boys alike, have access to a quality education. Activities such as school canteens and information campaigns or information campaigns in the local media have demonstrated that they can significantly school enrolment.

 

About UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. from early childhood through adolescence. Leading of vaccines to developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition

children’s health and nutrition, access to safe drinking water and sanitation
water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls
quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children against violence, exploitation in all its forms and AIDS.
exploitation and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions
voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and
governments.
www.unicef.org

For further information, please contact
Louis Vigneault-Dubois, Head of Communication, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire
Tel: (+225) 04 03 50 44 , Mail: lvigneault@unicef.org
(See attached file: Rentree_UNICEF1.jpg)(See attached file:
Rentree_UNICEF2.jpg)(See attached file: Rentrée_24Oct2011_FINAL.pdf)
Note to Editors:
Photo credits: UNICEF Côte d'Ivoire / 2011 / Asselin
Caption: Ecole primaire publique (EPP) de Bloleu, May 2011

Download

the online magazine

OTHER ITEMS

Carnets de routes

Culture/loisirs/évènements

Similar items

Thursday, February 08, 2024 Goma, DR Congo Civilians under bombs, thousands displaced, children lost… Humanitarian organizations operating in the Democratic

  January 10, 2024   Saint-Ouen, France   “If the baby you’re carrying is a girl, we could apply for

Tuesday, December 05, 2023 Yaoundé, Cameroon In the rural north of Cameroon, where they were born, very few women pursue

Interview by Youssouph BODIAN Saturday December 09, 2023 “We have broken the organ transplant taboo”. After a long process, Senegal

Pas de pauvreté

Éliminer la pauvreté sous toutes ses formes et partout dans le monde.

No poverty

End poverty in all its forms and everywhere.

Faim«zero»

Éliminer la faim, assurer la sécurité alimentaire, améliorer la nutrition et promouvoir l’agriculture durable.

Zero hunger

Éliminer la faim, assurer la sécurité alimentaire, améliorer la nutrition et promouvoir l’agriculture durable.

Bonne santé et bien-être

Assurer une vie saine et promouvoir le bien-être pour tous à tout âge.

Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Education de qualité

Assurer une éducation de qualité exclusive et équitable et promouvoir les possibilités d’apprentissage tout au long de la vie pour tous.

Quality education

Ensure exclusive and equitable  quality education and promote lifelong learnig opportunities for all.

égalité entre les sexes

Assurer l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation de toutes les femmes et les filles.

Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Eau propre et assainissement

Assurer la disponibilité et la gestion durable de l’eau et de l’assainissement pour tous.

Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Energie propre et D’un coût abordable

Assurer l’accès à une énergie abordable, fiable, durable et moderne pour tous.

Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Travail décent et croissance économique

Promouvoir une croissance économique soutenue, inclusive et durable, le plein emploi productif et un travail décent pour tous.

Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Industrie, innovation et infrastructure

Construire des infrastructures résilientes, promouvoir une industrialisation inclusive et durable et encourager l’innovation.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Inégalités réduites

Réduire les inégalités entre les pays et au sein des pays.

Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequalities among and within countries.

Ville et communautés durables

Rendre les villes et les établissements humains inclusifs, sûrs, résiliants et durables.

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Consommation et production responsable

Assurer des modes de consommation et de production durables.

Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Mesure relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques

Prendre des mesures urgentes pour lutter contre le changement climatique et ses impacts.

Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Vie aquatique

Conserver et utiliser durablement les océans, les mers et les ressources marines pour le développement durable.

Life below water

Conserve ans sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Vie Terrestre

Protéger, restaurer et promouvoir l’utilisation durable des écosystèmes terrestres, gérer durablement les forêts, lutter contre la désertification, stopper et inverser la dégradation des sols et mettre un terme à la perte de biodiversité.

Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Paix, justice et institutions efficaces

Promouvoir des sociétés pacifiques et inclusives pour le développement durable, assurer l’accès à la justice pour tous et mettre en place des institutions efficaces, responsables et inclusives à tous les niveaux.

Peace, justice, and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Partenariats pour la réalisation des Objectifs

Renforcer les moyens de mise en œuvre et revitaliser le partenariat mondial pour le développement durable.

Partnerships for the goals

Strenghen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.