Prada and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) have decided to postpone the start of their Sea Beyond educational project to September 2020.
The programme, which was originally due to start this week, is designed to educate younger generations about the environment and help them understand the importance of the ocean for the future of our planet and guide their energy and creativity towards actions for a more sustainable society.
Prada and UNESCO had planned to work in secondary schools across the world through informing children of fashion’s role in safeguarding the ecosystem. With the closure of schools, Prada and UNESCO’s IOC found themselves unable to effectively deliver the main educational elements of the initiative.
PRADA and IOC have confirmed they will renew this activity without delay once the crisis is finished.
According to data released by UNESCO, and as of today, the COVID-19 outbreak is now impacting 1,254,315,203 learners worldwide, from the pre-primary to tertiary level, and including higher education.
72.9% of enrolled learners worldwide are staying away from school due to COVID-19. 124 countries have ordered nationwide school closures, spanning Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America.