77 million children have spent 18 months out of class: #ReopenSchools, urges UNICEF

This Thursday, the UN agency is closing down its social media channels for the next 18 hours to send one message to the world: #ReopenSchools for in-person learning as soon as possible. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is joining UNICEF, together with the World Bank, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission Humanitarian … Read more

Protecting education, means ‘we protect the future’: UN chief

“Schools must be places of learning, safety and peace”, he said, lauding education as not only providing knowledge and skills but also transforming lives and driving development for people, communities and for societies. Nevertheless, he added, “year after year, this fundamental right comes under attack”. Stretching the imagination The top UN official encouraged the participants to imagine being a child in a classroom eager to learn, or a … Read more

COVID jabs needed for educators and kids to keep schools open: WHO, UNICEF

In addition to calling for all school staff to be included in nationwide coronavirus vaccination plans, children aged 12 and above who suffer from underlying health conditions should also be immunized amid rising Delta variant numbers, said UN Children’s Fund UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). “It’s better to go to school because it’s … Read more