35 UNICEF-built schools open in Punjab, Pakistan

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Pakistani students at a temporary school

Thirty-five new schools built by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) have been opened in three districts in Pakistan that were hit by a monsoon in 2010.

UNICEF has welcomed the opening of the schools in the Southern Punjab region which are now attended by 4,500 children.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

The floods that devastated Pakistan from July to September 2010 damaged or completely destroyed schools in three districts in Southern Punjab.

After the destruction, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) created Temporary Learning Centres in communities for people displaced by floods.

Those centres have now been replaced by permanent school structures.

The 35 schools are providing education for 4,500 children.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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