ERIC Number: ED437305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Displaced Children: An Opportunity for Building Peace? Case Study: Sudan. Mid-Decade Review of Progress towards Education for All.
Mahmud, Ushari Ahmad; Baraka, Muhammad Zaayid
This report documents efforts to educate children who fled their homes in the 1990s because of civil war in Sudan. Current estimates place the number of displaced people at about two million. The document states that the displaced come from over 60 different ethno-linguistic groups. Many of these people do not speak Arabic and reside at present in the southern states, including the Transitional Zone of the Nuba Mountains and southern Dafur and the four official camps for the displaced in Khartoum State. The report states that the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Emergency Education Program works with 480,000 school-aged children in the principal regions with displaced communities. According to the report, there are an estimated 65,000 children who are "unaccompanied," either orphans or children separated from their families, and many live in territories still in conflict. The report gives the results of a case study on Sudan, in which education officials were interviewed and four official camps for displaced persons were visited. The case study reports the following: (1) an analysis of the principal partners and how they are involved in educating displaced children; (2) a consideration of the crucial question of language and curriculum; and (3) a development of the themes of the second section through a set of proposals that recognize a special opportunity to turn the education of displaced children into a chance to promote long-term peace. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Education for All Forum Secretariat.
Identifiers - Location: Sudan