19 April 2024

Sudan’s 19 Million Learners are Facing the World’s Worst Education Crisis

One year after the outbreak of fighting in April 2023, the war in Sudan has become a generational catastrophe for 24 million children (half of Sudan’s population), with the country now home to the world’s largest child displacement crisis – over 4.6 million children have fled their homes in search of safety, food, shelter, and basic services. 25…, Crisis-affected and displaced children attend an e-learning session at the UNICEF-supported Makanna at El Gox displacement gathering point in Kosti, White Nile state., UNICEF/UNI502683/Mohamdeen Crisis-affected and displaced children attend an e-learning session at the UNICEF-supported Makanna at El Gox displacement gathering point in Kosti, White Nile state. UNI502676, Crisis-affected and displaced children attend an e-learning session at the UNICEF-supported Makanna at El Gox displacement gathering point in Kosti, White Nile state., UNICEF/UNI502676/Mohamdeen Crisis-affected and displaced children attend an e-learning session at the UNICEF-supported Makanna at El Gox displacement gathering point in Kosti, White Nile state. UNI479003, Crisis-affected and displaced children attend an e-learning session at the UNICEF-supported Makanna at El Gox displacement gathering point in Kosti, White Nile state., UNICEF/UNI479003/Abd-Elkrim Crisis-affected and displaced children attend an e-learning session at the UNICEF-supported Makanna at El Gox displacement gathering point in Kosti, White Nile state. Crisis-affected and displaced children attend an e-learning session at the UNICEF-supported Makanna at El Gox displacement gathering point in Kosti, White…
24 March 2024

Bridging learning gaps: Improving digital learning access for offline and hard to reach communities

In 2023, the Offline Learning Passport grew significantly, reaching new countries and making a positive impact on education in diverse contexts. With the deployment of 460 offline hub devices across the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Mexico, and Lebanon, we bridged learning gaps where children need it most. Let’s delve into the impactful journey of the…, The Philippines: Recovering learning after natural disasters, In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Rai, the Philippines faced unprecedented challenges to its education system. The typhoon left over 29,000 schools damaged or destroyed, particularly affecting one of the most remote regions of the country, leading to weeks of disrupted learning for children. UNICEF responded by distributing 77 offline hub devices…, Zimbabwe: Pioneering the Offline Learning Passport in Africa with the largest offline hub device deployment, A significant milestone was reached later in the year with the arrival of 188 offline hub devices in Harare, making Zimbabwe the first country in Africa to use the Offline Learning Passport. It is also the Learning Passport’s largest fulfillment of offline hub device orders to date. Recognizing the challenges posed by limited infrastructure in…, Mexico: Bridging education gaps with remedial learning in 105 remote upper secondary schools, In November 2023, UNICEF Mexico in collaboration with the Undersecretary of Higher Secondary Education (SEMS) and the Sectoral Coordination of Academic Training (COSFAC), launched the Offline Learning Passport programme.   The programme is specifically designed to support upper secondary students by helping them catch up on learning and improve…, Lebanon: Leveraging offline hub devices to reduce internet costs for schools and learning centres, The Learning Passport in Lebanon is helping Syrian and Lebanese children and youths who are out-of-school and training non-formal education (NFE) teachers. It focuses on essential subjects such as basic literacy, numeracy, digital skills, and life skills content. UNICEF Lebanon office received 50 offline hub devices in November 2023. These devices…, The road ahead, As we reflect on the achievements of 2023 and kick off our work in 2024, the Learning Passport team is already busy working on new ways to harness emerging technology for life-long learning, making sure no one is left behind. Our plan is to continue to support countries expand localized and digitized learning material available through the…
18 February 2021

The Learning Passport

Our Mission , Enable continuous access to education for children, youth, and teachers around the world and drive improved learning outcomes through high-quality, portable education to support their entry into other education or opportunity pathways, including formal education UNICEF Icon of a child reading, 53 percent of children, in low-and-middle income countries experience Learning Poverty -- this means, they cannot read and understand a simple story by the time they finish primary school World Bank Icon of a classroom, 127 million children and young people, living in crisis-affected countries were out of primary & secondary school in 2019 -- this is equivalent to almost half the global out-of-school population INEE Icon of a house with the wifi signal crossed out, 1.3 billion children , aged 3 to 17 years old mostly from low-income countries and rural regions do not have internet connection at home -- this digital divide is perpetuating inequalities UNICEF, 2023 Annual Report, In 2023, the Learning Passport expanded to 38 countries, reached over 6 million users, and helped provide uninterrupted education in emergencies. The innovative Offline solution which was implemented in over 180 schools continues to scale to meet growing demand.  Read the 2023 Annual Report to read more about our achievements.  LP 2023 Annual…, COVID-19 Response, The Learning Passport platform has undergone rapid expansion to facilitate country-level curriculum for children and youth whose schools have been forced to close due to COVID-19. The platform will also provide key resources to teachers and educators., #LearningPassport Tweets, Thanks to @Sony ’s support of UNICEF’s #LearningPassport , millions of children affected by the crisis in Ukraine can access education. Read the press release for more details ⬇️ https://t.co/HfuwYbto26 — UNICEF Education (@UNICEFEducation) August 5, 2022   In 2 years @UNICEF #LearningPassport has reached 2.2 million learners in 23 countries! We…, The Learning Passport, A new solution designed to close the learning poverty gap, the Learning Passport is an Online, Mobile, and Offline tech platform enabling high quality, flexible learning About Us