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UNICEF is supporting the teachers in Yemen

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UNICEF is supporting the teachers in Yemen
Hamoud is a chemistry teacher at Al-Mokhtar High School in Sana’a

UNICEF is supporting the teachers in Yemen so that conflict-affected children can still have a chance to education, thanks to the support of Education.

What are the challenges that face teachers ?!

Said the teacher Hamoud Hassan Qaed when asked about the main challenges in his profession.

  • The economic situation is difficult to do enough to teach.
  • Weak physical condition and inability to use public transport.
  • Sacrifice and compare choices to provide some comfort between buying breakfast or use the money to pay for transportation.

Who is Hamoud ?!

Hamoud is a chemistry teacher at Al-Mokhtar High School in Sana’a. He is 47 years old and a father of eight children.

He has been working in the education sector for the past 18 years.

However, he is forced to look for other jobs in the last three years since he is not receiving his public servant salary anymore.

What is the role of UNICEF ?!

It is an organization that supports conditional cash assistance project for school- based staff and teachers.

When he heard about the UNICEF-supported conditional cash assistance project for school- based staff and teachers, Hamoud regained some hope.

The incentive isn’t more than US$ 50, which is not enough to pay my rent or provide daily meals to my children for a month.

It will raise the morale of teachers and reflect positively on the quality of education,” acknowledges Hamoud.

Says Hamoud:

“In my case, I will use this money to pay for transportation instead of walking to school every morning,” hoping that the situation will get better.

Hamoud still believes that teaching is a sacred profession despite the difficult living conditions.

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