UNESCO Learning never stops - "Schools and universities are closed - how do you cope?"

08/04/2020

Schools and universities have closed in massive numbers around the world because of COVID-19. UNESCO is calling on students, teachers and parents from the UNESCO Associated Schools Network, and beyond, to tell them their stories about how they are coping and continuing to learn. They will inspire others and give all of us hope. Find out how to share your testimonies here.

 

UNESCO Learning never stops

The COVID-19 outbreak is a global public health crisis. It resonates deeply also at the heart of UNESCO's mission. COVID-19 tells us scientific cooperation is key when dealing with a global public health issue. It tells us that continued education must be ensured when so many children today  cannot go to school. It is a stark reminder of the importance of quality, reliable information, at a time when rumors are flourishing. It tells bout the power of culture & knowledge to strengthen human fabric and solidarity, at a time when so many people around the world must keep social distance and stay at home. UNESCO is fully committed to supporting governments for distance learning, open science, knowledge and culture sharing, as fundamental means to stand together and tighten the bonds of our shared humanity.

UNESCO has launched the initiative "Learning never stops". Schools and universities have closed in massive numbers around the world because of COVID-19. UNESCO is calling on students, teachers and parents from the UNESCO Associated Schools Network, and beyond, to tell them their stories about how they are coping and continuing to learn. They will inspire others and give all of us hope. Find out how to share your testimonies here.

UNESCO's COVID-19 Education Response

More than 1.5 billion students and youth across the planet are affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Global Education Coalition launched by UNESCO seeks to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of sudden and unprecedented educational disruption. Investment in remote learning should both mitigate the immediate disruption caused by COVID-19 and establish approaches to develop more open and flexible education systems for the future. More on UNESCO's COVID-19 Education Response.

 

 

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya