Responding to COVID-19: Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

Project name :

Responding to COVID-19: Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

Project duration :

16-03-2020

Location :

France
Monitoring the educational situation and response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Facing the emergency in the region

Children, young people and adults are staying away from school due to COVID-19.  In Latin America and the Caribbean, many countries have declared educational quarantine (school closure?) as part of efforts to stop the pandemic. 

UNESCO is supporting countries in their response to these new scenarios and facilitating learning continuity.

Educational emergency information

COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response

Global monitoring of schools closings caused by COVID-19

68,5% of the world's student population
affected by school closures

Contact:

Press and public information:

Carolina Jerez Henríquez
Knowledge Management Section
Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Tel: +56992890175
c.jerez@unesco.org

 

Focal point for the emergency, Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean:

Mary Guinn Delaney
Regional Advisor, Education for Health and Well-Being for Latin America and the Caribbean
Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
mg.delaney@unesco.org

*Thanks to Shabna Ashraf, for the creation of the illustrations used in this platform