In the Philippines, returning to school following Typhoon Haiyan (by UNICEF)
“I am happy to be back to school because my classmates survived,” says Alexa, 8.
In areas of the Philippines affected by the typhoon, about 90 per cent of school buildings were damaged – more than 3,200 schools in all – leaving over a million pupils and 34,000 teachers with no place for learning. In Leyte province alone, 760 schools were damaged. The Philippine Government, with the support of UNICEF and other partners, has worked to get children back to a normal schedule as quickly as possible, first with a ‘soft’ opening of schools in December, to be followed by a full reopening in January.
Read more here: UNICEF | Back on Track