14 April 2020 Emergency Fund Covid-19Education

#EstudoEmCasa with Gulbenkian support

The initiative #EstudoEmCasa (#studyathome), for children up to 9th year, will take place from Monday to Friday on RTP Memória.

According to the predictions of the Ministry of Education, thousands of students will have a hard time keeping up with distance learning due to the lack of connectivity or technological devices. In this context, and within the framework of the Covid-19 Emergency Fund introduced on March 23 to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has decided to support the #EstudoEmCasa initiative set out by the Ministry of Education in cooperation with RTP.

The Foundation finances the production of these educational contents, for students from the 1st to the 9th year, that will be daily broadcasted by RTP Memória (tv channel) as a complement to the work of the teachers with their students.

The broadcast of #EstudoEmCasa will be from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5:50 PM, up until the end of the present school year.

By promoting the access of students with less means to education, the Foundation is being a part of the effort to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the school system.

In the context of the Covid-19 Emergency Fund, other fundamental areas of society are being supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Science, Culture, Healthcare and Civil Society.