At Arena School of English we are very interested in making a positive contribution to education in developing countries.
One of our partners, Hugh, has over ten years experience working with UNICEF and other NGOs in the field of education in developing countries including:
Eastern Chad: Supporting the education of thousands of refugees living in camps in eastern Chad, who were displaced from their homes by the violence in Darfur.
Northern Pakistan: working for UNICEF to provide emergency education and schooling following the devastating earthquake of 2005 which damaged or destroyed over 7,000 schools. The role involved project managing the construction of temporary school facilities
Northern Uganda: Improving access to and quality of primary education for those communities which had been affected by the long-running conflict, with a special emphasis on girls’ education.
Indonesia: Deployment with UNICEF to West Sumatra to lead the education response to the 2009 earthquake, to ensure that all children could return to school as rapidly as possible and continue their education.
Nepal: Education Specialist with UNICEF in Kathmandu, Nepal 2009-2010.
Haiti: deployed to Haiti by UNICEF for one month after the devastating 2010 earthquake, to ensure that children could return to school and their education as rapidly as possible and continue their education.
Rwanda: with UNICEF based in Kigali.
In December 2014 Arena School of English visited Rwanda and made a donation to the Rwanda Multi-Learning Centre in Kigali. We are proud to be associated with this centre that helps young adults who have been orphaned. In addition to our financial donation we also provided a number of English language course books for the Rwandan students. We received a very warm welcome from the brilliant students.
Arena School of English regularly organises fundraising activities in aid of UNICEF with our students including Christmas Carol Singing in Dublin.