114 million children still out of the classroom in Latin America and the Caribbean

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114 million children still out of the classroom in Latin America and the Caribbean

The world’s largest number of children without face-to-face schooling

 Total and partial school closures in Latin America and the Caribbean currently leave about 114 million students without face-to-face schooling according to UNICEF’s latest estimates.

One year after the beginning of the pandemic, Latin America and the Caribbean remains the region in the world with the largest number of children still missing out on in-person classes. On average, children in this region have lost 158 school days of face-to-face schooling.

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