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Published 27.06.2020 19:02
In Namibia the Ministry of Education has reduced the pass mark for promotion to the next grade.
The Ministry announced that the pass mark for promotion to the next grade has been lowered from 40% to 35% for students from Grades 1-9. This decision was taken to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on learners during this academic year. The relaxation of the pass mark is…
Inclusion, ,
Published 27.06.2020 15:03
In Botswana community members have come together to build a hand washing station at a local school.
Community members from Siviya Village, in the North-East District of Botswana, have come together to build a hand washing station at Siviya Primary School. The Project was initiated by community members after speaking to the school Head Teacher. They then used WhatsApp to rally other members of their community to…
Inclusion,
Published 26.06.2020 18:57
In Chile, students without classes because of the pandemic receive a food basket.
The National Board of School Aid and Scholarships has already delivered 6 million food baskets lunch. Help will continue as long as classes are suspended.
Inclusion, Lockdown,
Published 26.06.2020 18:32
In Ecuador, a teacher goes by bicycle to the homes of students who do not have internet.
Professor Carolina Espinoza rides the streets of Playas, in the Guayas province, by bicycle, to teach each student who cannot study on the internet. She takes a blackboard, wears a mask, and keeps her distance from students to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Lockdown, ,
Published 25.06.2020 08:48
In Tanzania the president has ordered that all schools should reopen.
President John Pombe Magufuli has ordered schools across the country to reopen on the 29th of June 2020. Schools were closed in March in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19. The order to reopen comes after Magufuli declared the country to be “free of Covid-19.” The WHO has…
Health, ,
Published 23.06.2020 13:35
In South Africa some schools have been shut down after pupils and teachers test positive for Covid-19.
31 schools in the Eastern Cape of South Africa were shut down on the 11th of June after 20 people tested positive for Covid-19. The Department of Education explained that the schools will be closed while the department works on disinfecting and contact tracing. This closure comes three days after…
Inclusion,
Published 19.06.2020 16:35
In Chile, the Ministry of Education has created a working group to prevent school dropout during the pandemic.
The group brings together education specialists who must review the measures already implemented to prevent students from leaving school and adapt them to the context of the pandemic. Experts should also come up with ideas to identify the challenges o stfudents at risk.
Lockdown,
Published 19.06.2020 13:42
In Chile, a psychopedagogy student has created an Instagram profile to help students.
Rocío Fernández Carrillo created “InstaEstudios” in January 2019 to share tips and advice for students of different levels and ages to learn to study. As the pandemic emerged, Fernández adapted the projec to help students study at home during the quarantine.
Inclusion,
Published 15.06.2020 10:44
In Costa Rica, donations are used to help students continue studying during quarantine.
The campaign created by the Tejedores de Sueños Foundation is raising money to pay for internet plans, photocopies, and other educational materials needed for virtual classes of 149 students.
Inclusion,
Published 14.06.2020 15:33
In Venezuela, NGOs raised money to buy cell phones for teachers.
The NGOs Fé y Alegria and Unidos en la Misión created the “Maestro al télefono” campaign to help teachers who need to teach online due to the quarantine and provide them smarth phones to prepare classes and chat with students.

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