UNICEF aids children out of schools due to SARS-Cov-2
United Nations, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) confirmed on Thursday it will increase funds aimed at aiding children and youngsters whose classes were disrupted due to Covid-19 pandemic.
According to a press release, UNICEF allocated additional resources to speed up the work with government and international partners in over 145 countries of low and medium incomes.
Nine out of 13 million dollars to be invested, come from UNESCO's world coalition, an essential investment aimed at preparing alternative learning programs in case of closing schools, the text added.
Those funds will also help schools keep safe children and their communities by providing vital information on hands washing and other hygiene practices.
In addition, they will be focused on supporting minors' mental health to counter stigma and bias through encouraging students to prevent stereotypes when people talk about the novel coronavirus.
This Thursday, UNESCO announced launching a world coalition in favor of education, initiative aimed at coping with the severe impact on the sector by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic.
The initiative proposes distance-learning solutions for different levels of teaching, in a global context marked by the closure of schools in 1665 countries.
This situation affects 1.5 billion students worldwide, almost nine of every ten student, indicated UNESCO's statistics.
'We haven't ever witnessed such a big educative problem,' warned UNICEF's Director General Audrey Azoulay.
On her opinion, international collaboration is the only way to guarantee children's, teenagers' and youngsters' training.
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