This is our final blog for 2020. Next week it’s time to shut off the computer and take a break!
Two out of three of the world’s children and youth don’t have home internet access. According to a new report from UNICEF and the International Telecommunications Union, during this pandemic 2.2 billion children lack internet connectivity at home. What will happen when schools close for the next pandemic or natural disaster? It’s no surprise that the prevalence of internet access is linked to a country’s economic development. Also, where a person lives within a country lives, is another key factor. The rural-urban divide is considerable…but that too is tied to income levels. You can download the report entitled How Many Children and Young People Have Internet Access at Home? Estimating digital connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic here
And what does highly effective school leadership look like? From EdSurge
And a new ICT policy for India! Yes, integrating technology is key…from India Today.
Here’s a link to a short summary of a report conducted by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings on school related gender-based violence—with a focus on primary schools. https://www.brookings.edu/research/gender-based-violence-in-primary-schools-nigeria/
There’s a Book Famine Out there!
When I visit schools in many low income and developing economies I rarely see reading books. If you are looking for a wonderful organization to support that provides books for children around the world take a look at donating to:
Thank you for reading and see you in 2021. It will be a better year!
Meet Paula: Paula A. Cordeiro