Education, Skills and Learning

Why COVID-19 is an EdTech opportunity for Latin America

Denisse Toala (C), a 16-year-old student, teaches children in an improvised school she has set up under a tree since they have been unable to attend virtual classes in the low-income neighbourhood Realidad de Dios, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guayaquil, Ecuador July 2, 2020. Picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos - RC26TH9RALAO

Children unable to attend virtual classes in a low-income neighbourhood of Guayaquil, Ecuador, are taught in a makeshift classroom Image: REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Greg Mitchell
Regional Director, Angel Ventures
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