Most governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These nationwide closures are affecting over 90% of the world’s student population. Several other countries have implemented localized closures impacting millions of additional learners.
Adult learning and education
Many adults around the world, particularly women, do not have access to education. In order to promote social cohesion, it is essential to reach vulnerable adults who never had the opportunity to go to school or who dropped out early.
Global Alliance for Literacy
Literacy is an integral part of the right to education and the foundation of lifelong learning as well as a driver for sustainable development. It empowers individuals, improves livelihoods, enables greater participation in society and the labour market, benefits child and family health and nutrition, and reduces poverty.