Let’s honor our friends

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Two children in a classroom in Vietnam © UNICEF / Josh Estey

Some of the most important relationships in our lives are with our friends. Friends give us advice, spend quality time with us, and support us when we need help. 

In all countries around the world, this is true: we make our best friends at school. These friends sometimes follow our path for our entire life.

Having a circle of friends in school is vital because friendship teaches children to share, to interact, to respect each other and to resolve conflicts.

On the occasion of the International Day of Friendship, let’s celebrate our friends especially the ones we made at school!


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