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UNESCO says 776 million children will be affected by school closures

COVID-19 coronavirus will affect 776 million children by school closures worldwide

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 17, 2020 at 09:47 pm CDT (1 min, 0 secs reading time)

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) says that COVID-19 coronavirus, and the closures of countless schools worldwide, will have an affect on 776 million children.

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UNESCO explains: "an unprecedented number of children, youth and adults are not attending schools or universities because of COVID-19". Governments in 100 countries have announced, or already implemented closures of schools -- where in 85 countries, schools nationwide have been completely closed, which has affected 776.7 million children.

There's no an updated list of digital education tools from UNESCO, something that includes digital learning management systems like ClassDojo and Google Classroom. There are also apps that have been designed for smart featurephones including KaiOS, and software with offline compatibility with Can't Wait to Learn, Kolibri, Rumie, and Ustad Mobile.

As a parent of two, school closures will heavily affect me -- so it's great to see UNESCO stepping up and making it easier to access an online guide for learning apps and educational resources. You can check out more on that here.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:34 pm CDT

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