Just 24% of Indian households have internet to access e-education: UNICEF

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News: United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) has released a report titled “Remote Learning Reachability report”.

Facts:

  • Purpose: The report outlines the limitations to remote learning and exposes deep inequalities in access.

Key Takeaways:

  • At least a third of the world’s schoolchildren which works to around 463 million could not access remote learning since schools have been shut down because of Covid-19.
  • In India, at least 1.5 million schools are closed because of the pandemic, which is affecting 286 million students from pre-primary to secondary levels of which 49% are girls.

Additional Facts:

  • Reimagine Campaign: It is a global campaign launched by UNICEF to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children especially the most vulnerable children such as those affected by poverty, exclusion or family violence.
  • UNICEF: It is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.
    • Origin: It is the successor of the International Children’s Emergency Fund(ICEF) created in 1946.
    • Headquarters: New York City, US.