War in the Middle East and North Africa is keeping 13 million children out of school, according to Unicef. One way to tackle the chronic educational shortage is online learning, where students access course materials on a mobile device or laptop. Unicef is developing a programme called the “Virtual School for Education in Crises” (or Sahabati – My Cloud – in Arabic), which will offer courses, assessments and certification in Arabic, English, Maths and science.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is piloting a distance learning programme with the British Council to teach English to young adult refugees in Jordan - pictured here in Zaatari, Jordan. For all students, this was their first experience of distance learning.