International Literacy Day: USAID and The LEGO Foundation Announce New Partnership
Today on International Literacy Day, USAID joins partners in highlighting the important role literacy plays in empowering individuals and communities, and advancing a country’s journey to self-reliance. Recognizing the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on education worldwide, particularly in developing countries, USAID is highlighting our important work across the globe to ensure that learners and their families remain safe and that learning continues throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
We are also shining a spotlight on the integral role that private sector engagement in education plays in contributing to the global COVID-19 response. As such, USAID and The LEGO Foundation are pleased to announce a new public private partnership, whose goal is to create a future in which “Learning through Play” empowers children to become creative, engaged, life-long learners. Built on a shared mission to support education, this partnership leverages resources, field presence, research, and comparative strengths to meet the needs for pre-primary and primary education of children in developing countries, including those affected by crisis and conflict.
To learn more, please view the short video above which features USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa and LEGO Foundation CEO John Goodwin discussing how this innovative partnership is working to ensure children and youth continue to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
USAID would like to thank all of our partners for their continued work in promoting literacy around the world, especially during these trying times. Together, we can make sure that all children and youth have the skills they need to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.
EduLinks recently launched an updated hub for resources to help international education practitioners handle the impact of COVID-19.
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