Campaign gets South Sudan schoolchildren 'Back-to-Learning'

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© UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0149/Brian Sokol South Sudan

Children in South Sudan, who were forced out of school due to poverty, gender discrimination or conflict, are getting a second chance at an education.

They’re returning to the classroom thanks to the Back-to-Learning Initiative launched this year by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) .

The campaign targets 400,000 children who’ve had their education interrupted, or who never had the chance to go to school.

The European Union is one of its supporters.

David Lukan spoke to Stefano Del Leo, head of the EU delegation that attended the campaign’s launch this week in Pibor, one of the least developed areas in the country.

Duration: 2'26"

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