InSTEDD Reports on UNICEF-GIS work in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Spanish)
Daily Life: Making a meal
Minenhle Majola, 13, does schoolwork at her home in Matshesi Village, outside the town of Estcourt, in KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. She is a participant in a UNICEF-organized child photography workshop and a student at Lyndhurst Primary School in Estcourt. Her grandmother cooks at the stove behind her. Minenhle lives with her grandmother and ten other family members. Her mother works in a faraway town and visits twice a week; her father died many years ago. “I enjoy school,” said Minenhle, although her walk to school takes two hours each way. “I know that if I want to be a journalist in the future that I must study hard.”
© UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi
See more images from UNICEF by visiting: www.unicef.org/photography
A nurse records the footprint of a newborn on a chart just after birth, in the maternity ward of the UNICEF-assisted Union hospital, in Beijing, China.
Storing and mapping data on newborns can help us fight child mortality.
© UNICEF/NYHQ1993-0407/Roger LeMoyne
This pictures shows how one Rio de Janeiro Brazil, community, the Morro dos Prazeres, used the UNICEF-GIS map as a jumping off point for a community restoration initiative.
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Edeline Jean (age 7), on the foundation of her new school.
Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti destroyed Edeline Jean’s school, she has attended classes in a semi-enclosed makeshift structure on the school grounds. “I have to walk a lot to get to school, but it is not too difficult,” she said. UNICEF is currently building an earthquake- and hurricane-resistant school for her and approximately 400 other children, in North Department.
To learn more: www.unicef.org/photography
Example of a youth report from a recent mapping workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of the categories of risks the youth developed was “obstacles to reaching safe points”, thinking in a night-time emergency such as flooding, all walk ways and stairs must be cleared to avoid injury. On March 7th, 2012, the youth presented their reports to the local Rio government and discussed the best ways to work together and realize change.
See more about the project here: http://www.unicef-gis.org/rio/
A Program to Create Safer Environments
One of the 111 youth mappers recently trained in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil talks to the local media about UNICEF GIS. He is explaining how the youth can use mobile phones and kites to reveal the most dangerous environmental hazards inside their community. Help us make news around the world by liking and re-blogging this post.
Read more about the recent work in Brazil: http://uni.cf/GAGpf3