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Accra the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and UNICEF will use the power of football during the coming African Cup of Nations (CAN 2008) to promote the importance of education for all children in Africa.

The partnership between CAF and UNICEF was announced in Accra. In Africa, over 40 million children don't go to school, especially girls. Promoting education as well as achieving the Millennium Development Goals is a core priority for UNICEF and CAF. UNICEF collaborates with many footballers around the world to promote education UNICEF will work with official sponsors of CAF to raise awareness, promote key messages and to raise funds for education. Every country participating in CAF will benefit from a share of the money raised by UNICEF for relevant work, the education area are improving school facilities, such as buildings and sanitation, standards of teaching, curriculums and supplies, ensuring that more children attend school and stay for longer time.

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