July 23, 2008

Clay Aiken’s UNICEF field trip blog #3 : Kenya

Posted in Musings tagged , , , , at 7:51 am by myrlinn

Clay Aiken calls for Kenya’s kids to return to school


Turns out Clay visited Kenya as well as Somalia on his recent field trip for UNICEF. His blog details the plight of displaced children there. Many schools have been destroyed, so it’s quite a task getting children back to schools.

Clay writes:

Although many schools were re-opened, far fewer children are turning up for class than before. And classes are taking place in schools that have been completely destroyed. I saw children sitting on rocks and bricks—which used to make up the foundations and roofs of their schools—using them now as desks and chairs.

Fortunately, this was not the situation everywhere. In most IDP camps, UNICEF has provided classroom tents and School-in-a-Box kits, along with teaching and learning materials, and even desks and chairs.

(Source: UNICEF Fieldnotes blog – link to complete blog here)

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