UNICEF works to create conditions that enable children and adolescents not only to attend school, but to continue to do so and thereby learn effectively.
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In the context of the economic crisis in Venezuela, UNICEF works so that children and adolescents continue to go to school, or return to it In the case that they have left.
Furthermore, UNICEF looks to improve the quality of education received by the most vulnerable children and adolescents, especially in remote areas.
UNICEF helps children and adolescents access and stay in school by distributing educational materials, supporting the school feeding programme, and developing distance learning programmes. UNICEF also provides life skills and psychoeducational support to adolescents. It has also contributed to strengthening teachers’ capacities and provided pedagogical tools to promote quality education.
UNICEF contributions to the education of Venezuelan children in 2021:
- More than 110 thousand children, including those from indigenous populations, received balanced school meals to contribute to their healthy development.
- More than 304 thousand children received school materials to facilitate their learning.
- More than 50,000 adolescents participated in life skills development programmes.
- More than 7,000 teachers received food incentives, economic support, or technological equipment to facilitate the exercise of their profession in schools.
- More than 10,000 teachers received training, including preparation for a safe return to school.