Radio Program Highlights World Education/UNICEF Peace Activities in Mali

January 4th, 2016 | News

On December 18, 2015, Kadiatou Coulibaly, the Director of World Education Mali, went on Cour Commune radio program with host Mimi Konate, along with UNICEF Education Specialists Naoko Imoto and Constance Kouakou, to discuss World Education’s Education Project for Peace in the Regions of Timbuktu and Gao.

The project, funded by UNICEF with support from the United Nations Trust Fund for Peacebuilding, is a 13-month program to build peace and trust in communities that have been affected by on-going conflict since 2012 and get children and youth back in to schools that have been closed by the instability.

Since the conflict began, more than 300,000 people have been displaced and daily life has essentially halted. Only now, with assistance from French and Malian militaries and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has stability begun to return to the affected regions of Timbuktu, Gao, and Kidal.

World Education’s project is reinforcing the return to peace by helping out-of-school and unschooled children and youth make the transition back to the formal education system while also equipping communities with the skills, forums, and opportunities to build trust and, ultimately, peace. The broadcast was transmitted on MIKADO FM, a UN-supported radio station.

Listen to the interview (in French)

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