Bhubaneswar: The Finance Corporation of India Limited along with an NGO has started an initiative called ‘School on Wheels’ to provide COVID education, food, medical assistance and necessary support to street children in Bhubaneswar.
The initiative is meant basically for the children living on the street. The event was inaugurated by Umasankar Das, DCP, Commissionarate Police, Bhubaneswar. Ruchika Social Welfare organisation, Childline and Commissionerate Police have jointly organised the programme. As per updates, 3 chariots were rolled in this program.
While countries are at different points in their COVID-19 infection rates, worldwide there are currently more than 1.2 billion children in 186 countries affected by school closures due to the pandemic.
COVID-related school closures risk pushing an additional 72 million primary school aged children into learning poverty—meaning that they are unable to read and understand a simple text by age 10—according to two new World Bank reports suggested.
The pandemic is amplifying the global learning crisis that already existed.