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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Inclusion, Lockdown,
Published 09.06.2020 18:07
In Brazil, public schools are using radio stations to teach students during quarantine.
Schools are broadcasting their lessons to help students who do not have access to the internet at home or do not have a computer. In Maranhão, for example, students can listen to classes on Timbira radio, a public broadcaster in the northeastern state. Classes are also available in podcast format…
Inclusion, ,
Published 08.06.2020 17:19
In Kenya teachers at a refugee camp are using community radio to ensure students keep up with their studies.
Teachers at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya are now broadcasting their lessons through Radio Gargaar, a community radio station. This is to ensure that the over 100 000 students leaving at the camp are able to keep up with their studies while schools are closed. The project is supported by…
Inclusion, Lockdown,
Published 29.05.2020 13:50
In Brazil, some teachers teach by Whatsapp during the pandemic.
Suelen Dagmar dos Santos, coordinator of the public school Helder James Pereira Magalhães, in Bahia, northeastern Brazil, created a schedule of school activities for 80 early childhood students to continue studying during the quarantine via Whatsapp groups. Students who do not have access to the internet at home also continue…
Published 18.05.2020 20:20
In Jamaica, a campaign was created to donate tablets for children to study at home.
The project called EduTechAid was created by the Jamaican company GeoTechVision to raise money to buy the devices. Tablets are for children who don’t have a computer, but need the equipment to take classes. Schools were closed in Jamaica on March 13 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 12.05.2020 17:25
In Hong Kong, school officials at 9 universities donated a portion of their salaries to aid students.
For the next 12 months, presidents and vice-presidents at the Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University and Open University of Hong Kong will give 10 percent of their salary.

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