Quality education reaches 4.6 million children

Educação de qualidade alcança 4,6 milhões de criança

The "Education Cannot Wait" fund has announced that some 4.6 million children and adolescents have been reached with quality education in more than 30 humanitarian crises around the world.

According to the United Nations global initiative promoting education, about 48% of that total are girls.  

 The Annual Results Report "Winning the Human Race" emphasizes the importance of investing in faculty to support and promote quality learning outcomes for students affected by Pandemic.

And at the global level, the initiative has recruited and financially supported more than 150,000 teachers, including 41,000 women.

The report highlights Brazil and Mozambique as the only Portuguese-speaking countries where the initiative has supported local actions carried out by other entities.

In Brazilian territory, the highlight is the situation generated by the entry of refugees, as in neighboring Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. With this scenario the need for support to education activities has increased. 

Throughout Brazil, 11,890 refugees were supported, of which 48% are girls. At least 9,300 teachers and other professionals in the sector were trained to serve in emergency settings and to indigenous children.

In the case of Mozambique, the global initiative supported TV and radio classes during the pandemic school closures. In the African country, classrooms were rehabilitated benefiting about 15,510 students.

In the post-cyclone emergency, teaching and learning materials reached more than 142,000 Mozambican students.

Worldwide, the fund has delivered learning materials to more than 2.6 million children and adolescents affected by emergencies and protracted crises.

UN Global Education Envoy Gordon Brown highlights the plight of millions of minors who are marginalized and already affected by armed conflict, forced displacement, disasters due to climate change, and protracted crises.

For Brown, Covid-19 was a "crisis within another crisis already underway," in which the education of an entire generation faces irreversible losses in emergencies and protracted crises. 

The challenges include some 20 million displaced girls, mainly adolescent girls, living at risk. For him, the new publication illustrates "how one can resist the threats and stand firmer to win the human race."

The appeal to world leaders is to accelerate and ensure adequate funding for dedicated education for all girls, children and adolescents supported by the "collective mission" to educate them.

Source: UN News

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