Afghanistan Cricket Board Teams Up With UNICEF
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UNICEF to work together and promote the rights of children in Afghanistan.
The MOU has a special focus on the eradication of polio and the right to education.
The ACB will collaborate with UNICEF on campaigns and initiatives raising awareness of of the importance of polio vaccination and the right of every child to education.
"Cricketers are role models for the young people of Afghanistan and for their families. They are uniquely placed to raise awareness of important issues such as polio eradication, health care and education for the children of this country," Dr. Noor Mohammed Murad, ACB Chief Executive said.
"The ACB is excited about this partnership. I think we can really make a difference together."
Peter Crowley, UNICEF Afghanistan representative added: "Ensuring the rights of children in Afghanistan is the responsibility of all of us. We all need to work together to ensure that our children are protected and that they have access to quality health and education services.
"Cricket and cricketers can play a very important role in promoting child rights and in raising awareness of key issues, including the importance of polio eradication."
Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan remain the only three countries in the world where polio is endemic.
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