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Keeping children learning during COVID-19 remains a global struggle

POSTED January 5, 2021

Keeping children learning during COVID-19 remains a global struggle

Children Believe is committed to helping children overcome challenges to education during the outbreak

Girl School Ethiopia - On the Home-front

As schools in Canada continue to close and re-open due to COVID-19 restrictions, children we help around the world are struggling to learn in a safe environment. In fact, 320-million students were locked out of schools worldwide at the end of 2020, according to the United Nations.

These children’s education — and future — is at risk. The United Nations has issued pleas in the past month, urging countries to send their children back to school where they can access support, food, safety and learning.

At Children Believe, we’re working with our local partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas to provide education kits and access to formal education online. We also continue to work with school administrators to ensure they’re ready to educate children safely.

“Nearly 820-million children do not get basic handwashing facilities in schools making them vulnerable to COVID and other diseases,” noted a summer 2020 UNICEF report.

Give a COVID-19 student safety gift today. Equip schools in our programs with clean water, toilets, wash basins and hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of COVID as children begin to return to class.

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ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):

Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.

About ChildFund Alliance:

A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of 12 child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in more than 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.