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The major problem

Students have to share desks because there are not enough desks for every student. They only have one textbook for every ten students. No book bags, pencils, paper, books, workbooks, and not enough desks for every student to have their own seat. Some countries do not allow girls to go to school they have to stay home and take care of the family and if they need water they have to go and get the water and they do not have time to go to school. Some countries are so poor that they do not have enough money for school building’s, teachers, staff, and supplies for the children to have their own stuff that they need for school.



Back to School


Internally displaced girls attend class inside a tent at a United Nations camp in the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. © 2009 Reuters



   UNICEF Image: education 


     Children sharing desks                            UNICEF at work



                    New book bags from UNICEF



The reason why there is a problem

          Some countries do not have money for schools because they spend all of their money on weapons and ammunition for war and to be able to defend themselves against attacks from other countries. Instead of giving the children an education they are teaching them how to fight and use a gun. A few countries are worried about war and not their children getting an education. They would rather fight then try and solve issues peacefully.


Other countries views on the matter

         Some of the other nations view the issue as the children need an education and that they do not need to be out there fighting in the war. Different nations think that the children need to be educated to be able to help get them out of all the wars. They think that the children’s place is in a school not on the battle field. A few of the countries try to help other countries by giving them money to help the children to try and get them into schools.


Programs that have helped the problem

          One of the programs that have been successful is the UNICEF program that helps students get what they need to be able to stay in school and off the battle field. In some countries students can not even go to school because they do not have the supplies that they need. Even though they need an education. They need an education so the can be smarter and they can help the world with everything that they are having problems from and then they can find things to help make the world better.


The way the issue affects us on all levels

          This issue affects us at all levels whether it be globally, national, and or local. It starts out locally then it becomes a national issue then it becomes a global issue. It seems to all start out with one person not being able to go to school then it starts to grow with more and more students missing school then they just stop going all together. Then schools get shut down because they do not have enought students there to have it be considered a school. Then the nations go with out schools and the students that want to learn have to move to another nation or state and have to start over. Then pretty soon there will be several nations that have almost no students in the area that they shut down the schools then all the students start going to other places and they start shutting down other schools. It is basically a snowball formation. It starts out small then it grows till it gets so big that no one can controll it.


Things people are doing to try and stop the problem from continuing

          UNICEF is working with the governments, NGO’s and communities to assess the needs and procure the supplies that students need for school by putting together the “School-in-a-box” and the “Recreation Kit” the kits include paper, pencils, pens, workbooks, and other supplies that students need for school.






 Procuring supplies for children By: UNICEF (n.d.)  http://www.unicef.org/supply/index_education.html for third and forth pic and information


Basic education and gender equality By: UNICEF  31 August 2009 http://www.unicef.org/girlseducation/index.php for second pic and information


Back to school Human Rights Watch  by: Umaru Fofana (n.d.)https://www.kintera.org/site/c.nlIWIgN2JwE/b.5424957/k.7F57/Back_to_School/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=nlIWIgN2JwE&b=5424957&en=ojIPKXPMKeKKJ6NMI8IKI8PRInI5LbOQJkISK4PGJfLVLbNWJxF for first pic 

Comments (1)

Kori Atwood said

at 10:21 am on Sep 25, 2009

"Most countries do not allow girls to go to school they have to stay home and take care of the family and if they need water they have to go and get the water and they do not have time to go to school..." If this is a fact cite it, however I don't think "MOST" is accurate. (Also, this is a run-on sentence)


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