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Evbuotubu Primary School, Nigeria: A Journalist’s Experience (1 and 2)

Need for Interventions in School W.A.S.H Education andAwareness Creation:        

Flooding apart, environmental awareness, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) education and culture this reporter observed at Evbuotubu Primary School is grossly low, a microcosm of the Nigerian rural and sub-urban situation. 


Ten Thousand Villages Creates Opportunities for Artisans in Developing Countries

Ten Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships. The income artisans earn helps pay for food, education, health care, and housing.

 


Burkina Faso: United Nations-Backed Project Boosts Education, Health Care For Women Farmers

A United Nations-backed pilot programme that supplies electric generators to rural women farmers in Burkina Faso, freeing them from lengthy chores so that they can devote more time to education, childcare and health care, is to be adopted on a national scale.


Tens of Thousands of Afghan School Children to Benefit from a $24 Million Donation from Japan

Tens of thousands of schoolchildren in Kabul are set to benefit from a $24 million donation from Japan, under an agreement signed today with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to construct around 1,000 classrooms.


UN Action Plan Year of the Gorilla Boosts Goals of Tayna Gorilla Reserve in Congo

Five years ago, Kakule Vwirasihikya's and his colleagues’ established the 225,000-acre Tayna Gorilla Reserve which protects gorillas, elephants, and leopards while providing many locals with jobs and education. Its community college, Tayna Center for Conservation Biology (TCCB), proudly announced on January 8, 2009, that it now has 220 graduates in natural resource management and conservation. 


United Nations Launches E-Learning Initiative in over 160 Developing Countries

A new United Nations (UN) e-Learning initiative, launched in Berlin on December 6, 2008 will offer developing countries opportunities to draw upon a rich array of training and capacity-building resources.


Small Ecuadorian Clean Water Project Improves Health in Village

Agua Muisne is a non-profit corporation founded in 2007 by a group of Americans and Ecuadorians who are concerned about the many people who are put in grave danger by bad drinking water.


Swedish Teenagers Help Educate and Empower Female Refugees in Rwanda

Some US$900,000 raised by Swedish teenagers is giving young female refugees in Rwanda the chance to become more independent and to lead productive lives.


Encyclopedia Of Life (EOL) Species Pages Now Available

An international group of scientists, research institutions and museums is currently working to assemble the most comprehensive online biodiversity encyclopedia on the planet.


UNEP’s Atlas Powerpoints Released for Educational Purposes

One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment  provides a comprehensive, visual presentation of scientifically verifiable information about changes in the global environment, shown through state-of-the-art remote sensing technology.


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