Keeping access to education
Before COVID-19, about 258 million children and young people globally were already out of school. And according to the World Bank, more than 1 billion children have been affected by school closures due to the pandemic.
While children from privileged backgrounds or developed nations were mostly able to adapt their studies to online learning, more vulnerable children have been left behind.
Without access to education, children in low-income countries face growing challenges today and decreased opportunities in the future. They also face a very real increased risk of violence and child marriage.
So, there are many reasons why around the world children, teachers and communities are coming together to fill the gap and ensure empty classrooms don’t lead to broken futures.
In their own words, here are just a few: