The global education crisis has deepened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As many as 1.5 billion children have been out of school during the pandemic. Long-time school closures have caused a setback on education. 50 million children are at risk of dropping out of school permanently. UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 is to guarantee universal, equal, and high-quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. How do we reach our goal despite the challenges? Answers were sought together in the Fida, Church Aid, Save the Children, and Plan webinar, Back to School?
The corona situation in India and Nepal remains difficult. The pandemic has brought new challenges to Fida’s work with sponsored children, providing uncommon forms of support, such as food-aid. The core task to walk beside communities in the long-term remains.
The Pentecostal World Fellowship (WPF) relief network together with missionary organizations, issued recommendations for churches in response to the pandemic. The response will reach up to 100 million people worldwide through a network of churches. Fida was one of the authors of the guidelines.