October 10, 2006

NEWS: UNICEF peace ambassador emphasizes on the role of cinema in education (IRAN)

UNICEF peace ambassador emphasizes on the role of cinema in education


TEHRAN, Oct.8 (ISNA)-The UNICEF peace ambassador to Iran, on the occasion of
Children's Day, stated that cinema played an influential role in the
education of children and teenagers.
Mahtab Keramati went on to state that artists could do this by generating
awareness and informing the public about the UNICEF.
While making a note of some of the programs by the UNICEF regarding the role
of education of children, Keramati went on to say that the Islamic Republic
of Iran and the UNICEF had agreed about a five year (2005-2009) program.

This Iranian actress and UNICEF peace ambassador, who has traveled to Dubai
in order to aid the surviving children from the Lebanon war, said that this
program was based on regaining the rights of boys, girls and vulnerable

"All those who are in jeopardy and are exposed to any kind of violence in
the 12 chosen provinces of Iran and also the three provinces of Hormozgan,
Sistan and Balouchestan and west Azerbaijan will be under the cover and
support of this organization with the stated conditions," she added.

"The organization also plans to educate girls and women about AIDS and to
decrease the inequality regarding girls aged 6-12 in the chosen provinces,"
she said.
Also while making a note of the founded school by the UNICEF in Iran; she
commented that through this school, educational methods, achievements and
techniques would get on the path of progress.

"In this method we shall provide an opportunity for boys and girls who are
deprived of chances due to economical and cultural reasons," she added.

SOURCE: http://www.isna.ir/Main/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-803646&Lang=E

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