Buddhist Monks help educate about HIV & AIDS in Cambodia

Buddhist monks educating Cambodians on HIV/AIDS

Monks are using traditional meditation to help end the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS in Cambodia. Monks wield considerable influence in the devoutly Buddhist country severely challenged by the spread of the virus.  The program trains monks to offer support to families and children. Both the government and UNICEF say it has been very successful and could become a model for broadening the scope or applying faith-based responses to other development challenges.

Afghan refugee families struggle to survive harsh winter

Afghan children playing

Day to day living is a challenge for people living in informal refugee settlements around Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. 24 children have died recently after being exposed to the harshest winter the country has experienced in 15 years. The UN is now providing supplies to families living in makeshift shelters to help them make it through the winter.

Uzbekistan: engaging children while improving education

Uzbek children in school

Uzbekistan is adopting a child-friendly approach to increase the number of children attending pre-school, according to UNICEF. The schools are trying to create a safe, inclusive, engaging environment that operates in the best interest of every child. Pre-school enrolment remains low, with less than 20% of children between the ages of 3 and 5 attending pre-school.

Presenter: Daniel Dickinson

Duration: 10’00″

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