The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to school closures around the world, affecting an estimated 1.6 billion children and adolescents. Some of these students have since returned to the classroom, while others are learning from home, many with online resources, or television and radio programming. Others will never be able to regain those lost months.
We do not know when we will return to a “normal” situation and, quite frankly, given that “normal” was not working for many children and adolescents, we hope that this is an opportunity to rethink how education is delivered to ensure that all children can learn.
In the meantime, we have compiled a list of educational resources, which we hope will be helpful for all of our friends and partners looking for ways to support education during these difficult and complicated times.
We have indicated which programs are available offline and can be uploaded to individual user devices or to RACHEL (Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning) for use where the Internet is not available.
Please note that we have also created a separate tab with content designed specifically for children living with disabilities.
For more information on national government responses to school closures, and for up-to-date information on the number of children currently out of school, please visit UNESCO’s webpage.