Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ban Ki-moon visits UNICEF-supported school

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, and Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova visited Cassait School in Liquisá district, Timor-Leste. It was part of the Secretary-General’s preparations for the UN’s new ‘Education First’ initiative, which will be launched on 26 September, and Mr Brown’s first overseas trip in his new role.

The Secretary-General presented the school with a UNICEF ‘school-in-a-box’ kit, containing basic education supplies, and the students gave him a traditionally-made model boat. The delegation watched a song and dance performance by school children and visited classrooms, where the Secretary-General read to the children.