Source: World Economic Forum

  • “In Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 154 million children or about 95% of the enrolled students are temporarily out of school owing to COVID-19;
  • There is a significant digital divide in the region which threatens the accessibility of remote learning and other education technologies to all;
  • Governments and start-ups are stepping up to meet the challenge, deliver learning programmes and overcome the region’s connectivity issues.”

“Latin America is one of the most unequal regions in the world. Three-quarters of Latin Americans are categorized as low or lower-middle-income with 30% living below the poverty line. Though many countries in the region have made significant strides towards lowering income inequality in the past few years, the richest decile of Latin Americans still owns 71% of the region’s wealth. Combine the region’s income inequality with the COVID-19 crisis, and low-income families are now facing unprecedented challenges.”