Beyond School Books

Series produced by UNICEF

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a podcast series on education in emergencies.

This podcast series on education in emergencies is hosted by Amy Costello.


38 Pieces

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Caption: Denis Komakech, 17, a blind student, uses his laptop at Gulu High School, northern Uganda, an inclusive school with a special needs annex for children who are blind., Credit: © UNICEF/UGDA2012-00127/Sibiloni
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke discusses the rights of children with disabilities with Shuaib Chalklen, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability of t...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2012
  • Length: 10:55
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Caption: February 2012, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow gives a girl a dose of oral polio vaccine at an immunization site in the town of Moundou in Logone Region, Chad., Credit: UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0062/Asselin
Actress, activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow speaks to podcast moderator Femi Oke about her experiences in drought-hit Chad.

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 08:45
Caption: Pau Gasol, the NBA star and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador playing with Ethiopian children in the communities where UNICEF supports education, health and protection programs., Credit: ©UNICEF Etiopía/Bilbo/2010/Fernández
UNICEF podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with UNICEF Ambassador and NBA player Pau Gasol about the importance of early education.

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  • Added: May 02, 2012
  • Length: 08:11
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Caption: A girl learns to identify numbers on her first day at a UNICEF-supported preschool in the Baliqchilar settlement, Azerbaijan., Credit: UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1625/Pirozzi
UNICEF podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with Jack P. Shankoff, Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Chl...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2012
  • Length: 10:55
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Caption: Yupa Wahup, 5, and a classmate wash their hands at Ban Triem Early Childhood Development Centre in Ban Triem, Thailand. UNICEF provides safe water supplies, sanitation facilities and promotes hygiene education at the centre., Credit: UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2066/Estey
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with Murat Sahin of UNICEF and Alexander Schratz, Executive Director of Philippines-based NGO Fit for Scho...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 12:17
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Caption: Children displaced by Tropical Storm Washi look at UNICEF-provided colouring supplies, at a child-friendly space in a high school in the coastal city of Iligan, Northern Mindanao Region. The spaces offer safe places for children to play, learn, and regain, Credit: UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2138/Palasi
UNICEF's podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with experts about the impact of rapid urbanization on children and education.

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2012
  • Length: 10:42
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Caption: Two adolescence participating in the creation of a one-minute video in Kenscoff, a community near Port-au-Prince, Haiti., Credit: UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2121/Dormino
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke discusses innovative ideas helping children voice their rights in Haiti.

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2012
  • Length: 08:40
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Caption: A girl attends Koulweogo Primary School in Zorgho Village in rural Ganzourgou Province in Plateau-Central Region. Burkina Faso was among the first 18 countries invited to join the Fast Track Initiative (now Global Partnership for Education) as early as Ju, Credit: UNICF Burkina Faso/2011/ Marinovitch
The Global Partnership for Education has helped more than 19 million children go to school for the first time. A campaign to renew support for thes...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2011
  • Length: 09:42
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Caption: Martha Adams, producer of the film '10x10', with nine-year-old Marie-Angeline at the Center for Actions and Development in Haiti., Credit: 10x10/2011
Representatives from United Nations agencies, governments, the private sector and civil society recently gathered at the Women & Girls Education Su...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2011
  • Length: 09:50
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Caption: Somali children waiting to register for food and other aid in the Dagahaley refugee camp in North Eastern Province, near the Kenya-Somalia border. The camp is among three that comprise the Dadaab camps, located on the outskirts of the town of Dadaab in Ga, Credit: © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0999/Holt
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke discusses the challenges to the start of the school year in the Horn of Africa in the midst of the drought crisis...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2011
  • Length: 09:20
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Caption: Young researchers during a team exercise in Georgia., Credit: UNICEF 2010/Matthew Emry
UNICEF podcast moderator Amy Costello discusses the importance of youth participation in research with Valon Kurhasani, Jafar Usmanovis and Mathew ...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2011
  • Length: 20:25
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Caption: A girl at a UNICEF-supported school in a relief camp for people affected by the floods in Sukkur, Pakistan., Credit: © UNICEF/PAKA2010-00441/Marta Ramoneda
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with Nafisa Shah and Shahnaz Wazir Ali about the challenge of achieving quality education for all in the...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 32:51
Caption: Children attend a class at the Muniki Centre Basic School in Muniki Payam, a sub-district of Juba, capital of Southern Sudan., Credit: © UNICEF/NYHQ2007-0862/Cranston
Looking to the future in Southern Sudan: Greater access to education can bring opportunities for peace and prosperity in a new nation.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2011
  • Length: 07:49
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Podcast #40: Safe schools and education can reduce the impact of disasters

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  • Added: May 12, 2011
  • Length: 11:19
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Caption: Children congregate outside a school that serves as a temporary camp for those displaced by the cyclone, near the town of Kundangon in the south-western Irrawaddy Division. The children lost their homes, and much of the school was destroyed., Credit: UNICEF/NYHQ2008-0340/Dean
Podcast #39: The role of education in protecting children when disaster strikes

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  • Added: May 09, 2011
  • Length: 08:44
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Podcast #38: The role of education in empowering young Egyptians to shape their future

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  • Added: May 02, 2011
  • Length: 10:41
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Caption: A girl stands before a sprawling tent camp for people displaced by flooding, in Sukkur, a city in Pakistan's Sindh province. , Credit: © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1628/Ramoneda
UNICEF Podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with two guests about the devastating immediate and long-term impacts of the floods in Pakistan on chil...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2010
  • Length: 14:35
  • Purchases: 1
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To commemorate International Youth Day UNICEF podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with two guests about the challenges for young people in crisis ...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2010
  • Length: 15:05
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Six months after the earthquake, moderator Amy Costello spoke with two guests about the the situation for schoolchildren in post-quake Haiti.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2010
  • Length: 10:25
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To commemorate World Refugee Day, moderator Amy Costello speaks with two guests about the education experience of refugees in West Africa.

  • Added: Jun 21, 2010
  • Length: 10:46