Posted by: africanpressorganization | 29 April 2010

Côte d’Ivoire / UNOCI transports 200 students for the festival of school theatre in Yamoussoukro

 


 

 

Côte d’Ivoire / UNOCI transports 200 students for the festival of school theatre in Yamoussoukro

 

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, April 29, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Senegalese contingent of the United Nation Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), on 27 April 2010, provided logistical support to the Ivorian Ministry of Education by transporting 200 students, 600 chairs and tents during the final phase of the national Festival of School Theatre in Yamoussoukro.

 

Maarit Hirvonen, UNICEF representative in Côte d’Ivoire, who was sponsoring the festival, said that her organization was supporting the event because it wanted to encourage children’s right to express their opinion and to be heard.

“One of the priorities of UNICEF’s programme in Côte d’Ivoire is to give all children who are living in Côte d’Ivoire the opportunity to go to school and to make sure that they continue to study until they complete their primary schooling,” she added.

 

For his part, the Minister of Education, Gilbert Bleu Lainé, after thanking the Senegalese battalion for its support, said he was grateful to United Nations agencies for their commitment to Côte d’Ivoire.

 

In addition to the logistical support, the Senegalese battalion on 18 March, rehabilitated six classrooms and provided the Regional Direction of National Education (DREN) of Yamoussoukro with desk-benches.

 

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Mission of UN in Côte d’Ivoire


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