Back to school and learning

On this World Children's Day, join UNICEF in creating safe and inclusive environment for children to be back in school and continue learning and having fun

UNICEF
A girl holding a book.
UNICEF
20 November 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to the education sector, affecting the access to learning for 286 million children in India. Children have faced tremendous learning loss over the past months, and the millions are at risk of not returning to learning. Children have also been exposed to physical, emotional, and sexual violence, exploitation, and abuse. Prolonged time out of education also increases children's vulnerability to child labour.  
 
While we must surely rejoice that some children are back to school, learning, playing, and enjoying hot cooked mid-day meals, we need to make sure that all of them go back to school. We also need to make sure that the children learn from their teachers and have fun with their friends.  

UNICEF in India advocates for the reopening of all the schools and calls for efforts to help children continue learning and have some catching up to do.  

Let this generation of children be not the “LOST GENERATION”.  
 
All of us have an important part to play. 
 
On this World Children's Day, join UNICEF in creating safe and inclusive environment for children to be back in school and continue learning and having fun.