Angelina Jolie calls for action to get children back to school: ‘Classrooms offer protection, or at least a reprieve, from violence’

Angelina Jolie calls for action to get children back to school: ‘Classrooms offer protection, or at least a reprieve, from violence’

  • Jolie is to warn children around the world left without schooling are in danger 
  • The actress and humanitarian will call for practical assistance 
  • ‘For millions of children and youth, schools are a lifeline of opportunity’
  •  She added, ‘Classrooms offer protection — or at least a reprieve — from violence’

Angelina Jolie is to warn that children around the world left without schooling during the coronavirus crisis may never set foot in a classroom again unless action is taken.

The actress and humanitarian will call for practical assistance to ensure access to continuity of education for young people worldwide at a high-level virtual event on refugee education.

‘For millions of children and youth, schools are a lifeline of opportunity as well as a shield. Classrooms offer protection — or at least a reprieve — from violence, exploitation and other difficult circumstances,’ she will tell a Unesco and UNHCR round-table event on Monday.A warning: Angelina Jolie is to warn that children around the world left without schooling during the coronavirus crisis may never set foot in a classroom again unless action is taken+8

A warning: Angelina Jolie is to warn that children around the world left without schooling during the coronavirus crisis may never set foot in a classroom again unless action is takenHelping out: The actress and humanitarian will call for practical assistance to ensure access to continuity of education for young people worldwide at a high-level virtual event on refugee education. Seen here in 2009 in Syria+8

‘Without urgent practical assistance, some of the children left without schooling worldwide due to the coronavirus may never set foot in a classroom again. 

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