UNICEF Ambassador Visiting Western Equatoria State

The United Nation Children Emergence Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador for Japan, Agnes Chan on Wednesday headed a team from Juba to Yambio Western Equatoria to assess the ‘Back to Learning’ campaign, which was launched by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology with the support of UNICEF.
By Joseph Nashion

YAMBIO April 8, 2015 [Gurtong]- Ambassador, Agnes Chan says UNICEF will reach out-of-school children in all 10 states, targeting approximately 400,000 children whose schooling has been interrupted by the conflict in South Sudan to return to their studies this year.

She said that children have started joining schools while others still need awareness and support to go to schools.

Ms. Chan stated that UNICEF and the Government of Japan will continue to support South Sudan.

"We will continue supporting children's education in South Sudan urging the people to make good use of facilities to making sure that children are educated well," she noted.

She thanked Western Equatoria Government for being devoted in helping women, children and the youth in life skills.

Ms. Chan in her meeting with the State Governor, Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro appreciated his leadership and the entire government for keeping and promoting peace in the State.

"It is not easy but the people of this state are committed to maintaining peace in the area because peace is a very important tool, that for any country to do well for its citizens there must be peace," Chan said.

Governor Bakosoro appreciated the work UNICEF is doing in Western Equatoria particularly in the area of Education.

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