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CIC Halifax Event – The Pandemic and the World’s Children

February 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm AST

The global disruption to education caused by the COVD-19 pandemic is unprecedented with severe consequences for the world’s children. The crisis brought education systems across the world to a halt, with school closures affecting more than 1.6 billion learners. While nearly every country in the world offered remote learning opportunities for students, the quality and reach of such initiatives varied greatly and were at best partial substitutes for in-person learning. Now, 22 months later, schools remain closed for millions of children and youth, and millions more are at risk of never returning to education. Closing schools caused significant learning losses, especially for marginalized children and youth, with a bitter harvest of psycho-social problems.


February 9, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm AST