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INEE And UNICEF Education In Emergencies Essay Contest

INEE And UNICEF Education In Emergencies Essay Contest

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the INEE Minimum Standards, INEE is organizing an essay contest to promote knowledge and increase awareness of education in emergencies, as well as to provide an opportunity for people around the world to share their thoughts and ideas about what education means to them in times of crisis. INEE is collaborating with War Child Holland and UNICEF on this project.

Prizes

The winning essays in each age group will be published on the INEE website in December 2014, and the winning authors (as well as their schools for the younger age groups) will be awarded an education-related prize.

INEE And UNICEF Education In Emergencies Essay Contest

Topic

Submit an essay responding to one of the two following questions:

  1. What has education meant to me in an emergency?

Has your education ever been affected by an emergency (a flood, earthquake, other disaster) or a conflict? Write a short story about your experience of education in an emergency. Tell us in your own words what happened. You can think about the following questions to get you started: What happened to you? What happened to your school? How was education provided during the emergency? How did that make you feel? What would you say to other children whose education is affected by an emergency? What would you say to people who provide education in emergencies?

  1. Why is education in emergencies important?

When an emergency happens, often children find they cannot go to school. An earthquake or flood might destroy their school, or a conflict might make it unsafe to go to school. Do you think it is important that children’s education should continue? If so, why? What might happen if education were not provided? Tell us your ideas.

Organizer

Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Prizes

The winning essays in each age group will be published on the INEE website in December 2014, and the winning authors (as well as their schools for the younger age groups) will be awarded an education-related prize.

Deadline

19 October, 2014

Guidelines

  • Children, youth and adults are invited to submit their stories about what education means to them in emergencies and why education in emergencies is important.
  • The essay contest will run from 10 September 2014 – 19 October 2014. Winners will be announced in early December.
  • 6-12 years should write essays of maximum 150 words; 13-17 years should write essays of maximum 500 words; 18+ years should write essays of maximum 1,000 words
  • Essays should be e-mailed to essaycontest@ineesite.org*, and should include the following information:

Author’s name

Author’s age

Author’s location

Author’s gender

Author’s school or organization affiliation

  • Essays may be submitted in the following 5 languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, French and Portuguese
  • Essays must not exceed the word limit
  • All references in technical essays must be appropriately cited
  • *If e-mail is not an option, please send your essay(s) to: INEE Essay Contest, c/o International Rescue Committee, 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168, USA
  • All essays will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of judges and scored based on (1) relevance to the theme or topic, (2) creativity and innovative thinking and (3) organization and cohesiveness.
  • The winning essays in each age group will be published on the INEE website in December 2014, and the winning authors (as well as their schools for the younger age groups) will be awarded an education-related prize.

Inquiries

Contact Michelle Hollett at essaycontest@ineesite.org.

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Comments

  1. Nice…

  2. The question is:

    What do I write in the school, organization or affliation menu? I’m an 0’level student. You know what that means bro.

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