By Pilar Lagos

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. I can’t believe we’re already in February. Where did January go? In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during January. Click away:

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In a Conflict Affected Country, Hopes Arise with EduTrac among School Headmasters
On December 9, 2015, EduTrac officially launched in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). Headmasters are hopeful that EduTrac will serve as a tool to improve their work. Read the story here.

Why it’s important to bring 3D biofabrication and other health technologies to the most disadvantaged
Sean Powell, an academic at the Queensland University of Technology, shares his insights. Read the full blog post here.

Measuring success in WASH: the tea indicator
For people receiving water in emergency settings—like the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan— there is an important metric of success. The taste of the tea is of critical importance to the refugees as it determines their sense of “trust” in the water. Read this fantastic piece by Eva Kaplan, Innovation Specialist at UNICEF Jordan.

Reading data with children in an innovative way as part of Africa Statistics Day
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), over 50 children were invited to participate in a “reading data” event as part of the African Statistics Day. The purpose of the event was to make statistics fun for children and to engage them in discussions concerning different topics relevant to the development of Rwanda.

What it means to be a design fellow at the Innovation Unit
Last fall, we had two amazing fellows join the Visual Strategy team. One of our fellows and UX designer, Minji Gim, shares her insights on what it meant to spend 3 months at the Innovation Unit as a designer.

UNICEF Jordan Internship Programme 2016
Are you a student enrolled in a Master’s programme and looking for an internship? Good news. UNICEF Jordan is accepting applications for a full-time internship programme from 5 Jun 2016 to 11 Aug 2016. For more information, click here.

Job opportunities
Be sure to check out the jobs section. We announce exciting opportunities on an ongoing basis!

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