“When schools began shutting worldwide to combat the spread of COVID-19, a deepening global learning crisis followed. A generation of children and young people — up to 1.5 billion of them, at one point — stopped going to school. Experts worry the pandemic could roll back decades of progress on gender equality and girls’ education.
Like the school closures themselves, it is a unique time for the education sector. There have been rapid changes in policy, an increase in learning tools, impressive school leadership, and collaboration between teachers and parents — all of which have enabled children to continue learning.” Robert Jenkins, 2020