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UNICEF USA

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Reach children where needs are greatest, immediately respond when emergencies strike, invest in innovative solutions to the problems and advocate for their well being.
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12182

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Education varies from country to country, so global education is an expansive topic. Students learn key vocational skills and expand their future opportunities by developing empathy, fostering confidence and nurturing their academics in a structured setting to improve their quality of life. Investment in education will yield significant returns for society. It is key that underprivileged communities are given the opportunity to gain quality education and learn skills to be able to compete and thrive in today’s constantly changing times. Our subsidiary company, Geneva Global, has longstanding expertise in this space. I spoke with Josh Muskin, Senior Education Director at Geneva…

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On 16 September 2020, a student stands in an empty classroom in Panama City, Panama. A generation of children in Latin America and the Caribbean are missing out on schooling because of COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, 97 per cent of the region’s students have been deprived of their normal schooling. More than seven months into the pandemic, COVID-19 is putting education on hold for more than 137 million children in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is according to a new UNICEF report about the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on education. Since the start of the pandemic, children in Latin American and the Caribbean have already lost on average four times more days of schooling (174) compared to the rest of the world. In a region with over 11 million cases of COVID-19 to date, most students are now at risk of missing out on an entire school year. While schools are gradually reopening in several parts of the world, the vast majority of classrooms are still closed across the region. Almost half of all countries in Latin…