Lasting consequences of the Corona: the epidemic propels children in the poorest countries out of school

The children's rights organisation Save the Children warns of a global Education crisis through the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a Monday report published b

Lasting consequences of the Corona: the epidemic propels children in the poorest countries out of school

The children's rights organisation Save the Children warns of a global Education crisis through the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a Monday report published by the organization until the end of the year almost ten million children could be excluded forever from the class. Particularly, this concerns will, therefore, girls in poorer countries or regions of conflict, the due to the school closures, and economic problems, in child labour or early marriages are forced.

Save the Children is calling for governments and donors to invest more in the education of children. The lender should give the poorest countries a postponement of the debt repayment. According to the report, "Save Our Education" ("Secures our education") in the absence of the poorest countries in the next 18 months due to the global recession, the equivalent of a minimum of 68 billion euros for educational expenditure. In the worst case, could increase the gap until the end of 2021 to 170 billion Euro, if, for example, money from the education budgets in the fight against Covid-19 will be diverted.

A billion children do not go to school

Before the pandemic 258 million children and adolescents were not, according to the report of school worldwide. Through the global school closures it were, in the meantime, 1.6 billion, currently the number is around a billion.

in the face of around 9.7 million children who do not return according to the analysis for the school, appealed to the Chairman of the Board of Save the Children Germany, Susanna Krüger, governments around the world. This would need to urgently invest in education, instead of reducing education budgets and increasing the gap between rich and poor, between girls and boys. "The children who are already at a disadvantage the most, suffer the greatest setbacks, because you do not have access to distance learning or other types of education," says Krüger.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 02:19

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