UNICEF / NO TIME TO LOSE

16-Sep-2021 00:03:58
Schoolchildren around the world have lost an estimated 1.8 trillion hours, and counting, of in-person learning since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. As a result, young learners have been cut off from their education and the other vital benefits schools provide. UNICEF
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STORY: UNICEF / NO TIME TO LOSE
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19 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, pan to empty classroom
2. Wide shot,pan up backpacks empty classroom
3. Wide shot, blackboard with clock
4. Wide shot, empty classroom
5. Wide shot, empty classroom
6. Wide shot, empty classroom
7. Wide shot, pan to empty classroom
8. Wide shot, pan to empty classroom
9. Wide shot, pan to empty classroom
10. Wide shot, pan to empty classroom
11. Close up,pan up from UNICEF backpack
12. Wide shot, pan across empty classroom
13. Close up, rack focus UNICEF backpacks
14. Close up, rack focus UNICEF backpacks

FILE - APRIL 2020, NUEVO SAN RAFAEL, PERU

15. Wide shot, empty desks outside
16. Aerial shots, students listening to school lessons outdoors

FILE - DECEMBER 2020, LIMA, PERU

17. Med shot, Venezuelan migrants Ines Rosales and Samuel Sánchez doing schoolwork.
18. Med shot, Venezuelan migrant Samuel Sanchez looking at his cellphone19. Med shot, Samuel Sanchez looking at his cellphone
19. Wide shot, Samuel Sanchez watching television at home
20. Med shot, Samuel Sanchez watching television at home.

FILE - NOVEMBER 2020, BARWANI, MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA

21. Wide shot, Teacher Shrimti Ritu Khushwah conducts a 2nd year Mohalla Class with Room to Read worksheets and library books
22. Wide shot, 12 year old Uttam child of Padanya reads a library book provided by Room to Read

FILE - MARCH 2020, BANDARBAN DISTRICT, BANGLADESH

23. Tracking, empty classroom
24. Pan right, empty classroom

FILE – 2020, BHUTAN

25. Med shot, closed sign on school gate
26. Med shot, empty classroom
27. Wide shot, empty classroom
28. Close up, cobwebs formed on chair

FILE - OCTOBER 2020, NUWARA ELIYA, MALDIVES

29. Med shot, empty classroom
30. Wide shots, empty school yard
31. Wide shot, empty classroom

FILE – AUGUST 2021, BATTICALOA, SRI LANKA

32. Med shot, teacher writing on board
33. Various shots, teacher giving lesson to online class
STORYLINE
Schoolchildren around the world have lost an estimated 1.8 trillion hours, and counting, of in-person learning since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. As a result, young learners have been cut off from their education and the other vital benefits schools provide.

To call attention to this education crisis, UNICEF today (17 Sep) unveiled 'No Time to Lose' at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The centerpiece of the installation is a clock, modelled to look like the blackboard of an empty classroom, situated at the UN Visitors' Plaza in front of the General Assembly Building. The clock is a real-time counter, displaying the growing cumulative number of in-person learning hours every schoolchild in the world has lost and continues to lose since the pandemic's onset. The empty classroom consists of 18 desks, one for every month of the pandemic-caused education disruptions.

The installation is being created ahead of the opening of the General Debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), a period when some leaders will take the opportunity to return to United Nations headquarters in person for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.

This year, the General Debate and associated annual meetings will take place in a hybrid format, with many events taking place virtually. The installation, open to delegations which will have elected to attend General Assembly meetings in-person, is a stark reminder that millions of schoolchildren remain locked out of their schools and a call for leaders to act urgently on this education crisis.

The installation will be up from 17 September to 27 September with the conclusion of UNGA.

Globally, around 131 million schoolchildren in 11 countries have missed three-quarters of their in-person learning from March 2020 to September 2021. Among them, 59 per cent – or nearly 77 million – have missed almost all in-person instruction time. Around 27 per cent of countries continue to have schools fully or partially closed. Additionally, according to UNESCO's latest data, more than 870 million students at all levels are currently facing disruptions to their education.

UNICEF urges governments, local authorities, and school administrations to reopen schools as soon as possible and take all possible steps to mitigate against transmission of the virus in schools, such as:

• Implementing mask policies for students and staff that are in accordance with national and local guidelines;
• Providing handwashing facilities and/or hand sanitiser;
• Frequently cleaning surfaces and shared objects;
• Ensuring adequate and appropriate ventilation;
• Cohorting (keeping students and teachers in small groups that do not mix); staggering start, break, bathroom, meals and end time; and alternating physical presence;
• Establishing information sharing mechanisms with parents, students and teachers;
• While not a prerequisite to reopen schools, teachers should be prioritised to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, after frontline health workers and those most at risk, to protect them from community transmission.

Additionally, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP and the World Bank previously issued the Framework for School Reopening to provide practical and flexible advice for national and local governments and aid their efforts to return students to in-person learning.
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