The UN agency for Palestinian refugees announces the launch of a digitalized education platform to prevent 540,000 students being left without schooling due to coronavirus or conflict.
The platform, in Arabic and English, is to be used by Palestinian students in Jordan, war-torn Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza.
It is designed to make remote learning an interactive experience, offering students quizzes and games, with each lesson accompanied by videos.
The new “platform… is crucial for the continuation of learning in times of crisis, including the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and associated school closures,” says Moritz Bilagher, the agency’s acting director of education.
“This system prioritizes giving students a comprehensive, consistent educational experience during this turbulent period,” he adds.
“Given the realities of providing education in one of the most volatile regions of the world, it will become a regularly maintained and monitored part of our educational” program.