COVID-19 has become the single most global crisis of today. The World Health Organization (WHO), which has officially declared the outbreak a pandemic, has called on "all countries to continue efforts that have been effective in limiting the number of cases and slowing the spread of the virus." Most countries around the world have enforced some form of restrictions on their population to flatten the curve of COVID-19's outbreak.
According to UNESCO, almost 9 out of 10 children in the world are out of school presently. Similarly in Nepal, 100 percent of the students are not in school. There are about 70,00,000 students in Nepal's 35600+ schools who are affected by the national lockdown/social distancing that has been enforced by the government. Luckily in Nepal, the academic year had just about ended in March 2020 which corresponds to the Chaitra, the end of Nepali Year based on the moon Calendar. However, the lockdown has left most of Nepali children and their parents without resources or support for meaningful engagement.
Therefore WCN's Environmental Education Program -Nepal Prakriti Pathshala (NPP) has prepared this Coping With COVID-19 Page in its homepage to provide parents and children with necessary resources to support "at home" learning. This will be vital to adapt to the new normal scenarios of the extended pandemic crises so that long term educational and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are minimized on children.
WCN Team is also working with the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, its relevant departments and NPP's reliable partners to build as many online materials as possible. We need your support to do this better.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions or additional resources. Keep Safe and Healthy.
LET'S HELP OUR CHILDREN BE CREATIVE, HAPPY and ACTIVE in these difficult times as well.