Intercultural Bilingual Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

Progress and setbacks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Nelly Kuiru is the founder and director of the Escuela de Comunicaciones Indígena de la Macro Amazonía Nimaira (School of Indigenous Communications of the Macro Amazon).


This document presents numerous experiences that, in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic, seek to guarantee the educational continuity of indigenous and Afro-descendant children and adolescents, considering the double challenge of distance education and education. quality and relevance of this service.

It also provides some elements that allow inferring the conditions that the education of indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities is going through and presents some recommendations to guide the reopening of schools that serve these populations.

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