Sunday, 8 February 2009

UNICEF Gets Aid From Japan To Rebuild Earthquake Damaged Schools In Rwanda

UNICEF have ratified an agreement with Japan for US$7.500,000 to repair and rebuild fifteen of the most heavily earthquake damaged schools and several health centres in the Nyamasheke and Rusizi area's of Rwanda.
Over twenty seven thousand students have had their education brought to a standstill for nearly a year because of the earthquake damage caused to forty five schools in these districts.
The money is also going to local people to allow them to develop and manage their own projects addressing the needs of the young people, women and children in the area and allowing them to maintain the new facilities, toilets and fresh water resources.

UNICEF stands for,The United Nations Children's Fund, it was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and health care to children in countries that had been devastated by World War11.
In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym UNICEF based on this old name.
With headquarters in New York, UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and development assistance to children and mothers in developing countries
UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors.
Governments contribute two thirds of the organization's resources; private groups and some 6 million individuals contribute the rest through the National Committees.
UNICEF's programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children.
In 1965 UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Award.
To see the many nice and worthy projects that this organisation for good contributes too, visit their website at

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