Education as therapy and for employment
Revitalising education can be an important way of normalising
society in post-conflict situations. UNV specialists have been fielded to
support 'Operation Lifeline Sudan' which brings vital relief supplies to
targeted beneficiaries in southern Sudan. UNVs are also providing badly needed
services to UNICEF programmes - one of which is an educational programme for war
orphans and children severely affected by post-trauma stress. A similar
programme is being developed with UNESCO and UNICEF for war orphans who are
swelling the ranks of street children and unemployed youth in the cities of
Angola. UNV specialists will provide the international experience and expertise
to support the latter programme, for which funds have not yet been obtained.
Another special programme awaiting funding would focus on
restarting various courses at the University of Liberia in war-torn Monrovia.
UNV hopes to bring back experienced lecturers from the region as UNV
specialists. In due course, it is hoped that UNV specialists will be provided to
do similar work in Somalia.
Children should not be penalised:
education should resume as quickly a