This donation will help ensure that children in the Jenin area have access to education even when children are prevented from reaching their schools. The programme facilitates that when children cannot reach school they will be able to continue learning at home and when they can reach their school again, they will be able to catch up on the missed learning. "The Tunisian support is a boost for us in OPT and for the children of Jenin since it recognized the UNICEF's role in improving the social conditions of children in crisis situations. Education is the key to economic development in the Palestinian territory. By investing in children you invest in the future." said Dan Rohrmann, Special Representative, UNICEF - OPT.
In Tunisia, UNICEF is also involved in the education sector, notably by ensuring equity in access and improving the general quality. The net enrolment rate is high (99 per cent) and this allows UNICEF and its partners to concentrate on rural schools, reform of curricula, better partnerships with parents and students.
UNICEF - the world's most influential advocate for children in the world - has been working to improve the situation of children and women in OPT since the early 1980s and in Tunisia since 1985.
For further information, please contact:
Anis Salem, UNICEF Middle East and North Africa, Tel: + 962-6-550-2407, Mobile: +962-6-553-9977, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michale Bociurkiw, UNICEF Jerusalem, Tel: +972-2-583-0013/4 (ext 242), Mobile: +972-577-293214 / +972-59674385, email@example.com
Wolfgang Friedl, UNICEF Middle East and North Africa, Tel: +962-6-550-2422, Mobile :+ 962-79-573-2745, firstname.lastname@example.org