PHOTO OF THE WEEK - February 6, 2012

In Kotido District, Licia Lomulen, 12, and Veronica Angura, 15, (left-right in pink) race to school with younger children, making a game of their three-kilometre journey. The girls are members of a UNICEF-supported African grassroots initiative to empower girls through education and to emphasize the importance of sending every child to school. It includes tracking girls who do not attend and finding solutions to help them go to, and stay in, school.

Uganda, 2007 ©UNICEF/NYHQ2007-2357/LeMoyne

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