Covid-19: Schools Provide Children with More Than Just Education

Covid-19: Schools Provide Children with More Than Just Education

- The closure of schools around the world has left many kids without an education

- Additionally, many kids are now missing out on their school meals

- In some parts of the world, provisions are being made for these children

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Approximately 300 million children around the world depend on schools for more than an education. The schools support the children with a sense of saftey and more importantly food.

The World Food Programme revealed on Friday that the mass closures of schools have resulted in approximately 860 million children, half the world's student population, staying at home.

Millions of these children are now not getting their school lunches.

"Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some 300 million primary school children are now missing out on school meals on which they depend," WFP spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs told reporters in an online briefing from Geneva.
"We can shift to online learning, but not online eating. Some solutions are needed," Carmen Burbano, director of the WFP's school feeding division, told AFP.

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Around the world schools and communities are looking for ways to make sure that children get their meals.

In the United Kingdom, schools are preparing and distributing food to students in their communities.

In other parts of the world, people are coming together to put food packs together for school children.

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In other news, the programmes of self-isolation and quarantine have seen a spike in people working from home. Briefly.co.za reported that the number of people working from home has jumped by 37.5% as more people were compelled to work from home in order to avoid contracting the coronavirus

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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