Commitment to Action

Ninemillion: Providing Education (plus) to Refugee Children

Commitment by

United Nations Refugee Agency

In 2007, the UN High Commission on Refugees committed to launch Education (plus), in the presence of UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, and former US President Bill Clinton. This commitment would leverage additional partnerships and resources for Ninemillion.org, UNHCR's flagship campaign to bring education and sports to more than nine million refugee children.
By March 2010, 167,000 refugee children throughout Bangladesh, Burundi, Chad, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, and Zambia have gained access to post-primary education through the Education (plus) program. In Nepal for example, the program has offered sport and recreational activities engaging refugee and host community children and youth including the organization of tournaments in all seven refugee camps. In Zambia, trained Soccer Peer Educators are educating youth about HIV/AIDS prevention while engaging them in a soccer league. Over 60,000 girls have been reached throughout these programs.

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Commitment

Ninemillion: Providing Education (plus) to Refugee Children

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

6 Years

Estimated Total Value

$220,000,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

AZERBAIJAN, BANGLADESH, BURUNDI, CHAD, COTE D'IVOIRE, ECUADOR, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, LIBERIA

Commitment by

United Nations Refugee Agency

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

WPP, Microsoft, International Olympic Committee, Fundació Futbol Club Barcelona, Nike, Inc., GSM Association