Date: Thursday 30 April 2020 (13.00 to 14.30 Paris time)
Beyond their important academic function, the critical role that schools play in supporting the health and wellbeing of learners, and the whole school community, has become more appreciated than ever in the current global health crisis.
The closure of schools across the world to curb the spread of COVID-19 has revealed multiple health risks, with some of the most vulnerable children bearing the greatest impact. Many children are missing out on school meals, others have experienced or are exposed to violence. There are also emerging sexual and reproductive health risks, and impacts on mental health and well-being.
This webinar, the 7th in an ongoing UNESCO series on educational responses to COVID-19, will explore how those working in the sectors of education and health can apply evidence-informed actions to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of learners in the context of school closures and schools reopening.