UNICEF Diploma awarded to Sir Peter Lednar, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs of Knights of Malta – KMFAP
Any society which does not care for its children is no nation at all”
Nelson Mandela

In 2004, UNICEF and the Nelson Mandela Foundation started „Schools for Africa”, a campaign to promote education, especially for girls, orphans and those living in extreme poverty and other vulnerable children go to school and get a quality education.

„When all children have access to a quality education rooted in human rights and gender equality, it creates a ripple effect of opportunity that influences generations to come” (Mr. Peter Krämer, Chairperson of the Peter Krämer Foundation, partner and key donor of the initiative).

School attendance and quality learning remain a challenge for millions of children in Africa. These children must cope with such daily hardships as poverty and the need to work.

The program focuses on the most marginalized, giving millions a chance for a better life. So far, „Schools for Africa” has raised more than US$164 million for education programs. Thanks to the generous donations now more than 21 millions of children are in school. The new phase of the program aims to raise US$80 million between 2014 – 2017 to help the most vulnerable children in Angola, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The contribution of the citizens of the Republic of Slovakia to this program was 6328,56€. Sir Peter Lednar – Knight of Malta, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) and Ms. Miroslava Drgoňová – DiS, Director of FEMERAID Slovakia were awarded with a diploma of recognition for their great work, supporting the program ”Schools for Africa” in Slovakia. www.schoolsforafrica.org .

Please see the video of Sir Peter and Mirka about their work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukRuTMh_ibM

Dear Sir Peter and Mirka,

congratulations for your hard work in favour of children and orphans in Africa.

27th February 2014