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Communities are being rebuilt at school: Ministry of Education of Chile and UNESCO give account of actions implemented after the Atacama floods

22 November 2016- Copiapó, Chañaral, Diego de Almagro, Tierra Amarilla, and Alto del Carmen are cities and towns from the Atacama Region (in the north of Chile) where the Pedagogical and Psychosocial Plan entitled “Atacama ¡volvió a clases!” (“Atacama is back in school!”) was implemented. These actions contributed to calming the minds and emotions of the educational communities most affected by the floods in March 2015 caused by heavy rains in the middle of the desert. More information



Education transforms lives: closing the school infrastructure divide after the Huara earthquake in Northern Chile

25 October, 2016- More than 1,100 local residents, including students, relatives and education professionals, have benefited from infrastructure investment for the schools of Huara district. These projects reaffirm that quality education that counts even more in the wake of a disaster. Read more



En todo el globo se celebra el Día Mundial de la Radio como medio de salvación en catástrofes y emergencias

13 de febrero de 2016- Inundaciones, erupciones volcánicas, accidentes de contaminación masiva o nuclear, epidemias… según la edición 2015 del Informe Mundial sobre Desastres 2015, publicado por la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, el mundo enfrenta un número creciente de desastres que afectan cada vez a más personas. La radio ha demostrado su utilidad en situaciones inmediatamente posteriores a catástrofes, así como en tiempos de prevención y recuperación. Read more



Atacama’s school radios collaborate in the aftermath of the floods in Northern Chile

February 2016- In order to support the reconstruction after the floods that occurred in March 2015 in the North of Chile, while seeking to promote the active participation of young people in community dialogue, students from the Atacama region learned radio broadcasting techniques to make their voice felt and to contribute to the reconstruction of their communities.
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Recreational use of computers: What is the contribution to student performance?

January 2016 -According to TERCE results, the use of computers for recreational activities has a negative effect on student learning achievements when considering the socioeconomic and cultural status. The more they use their computers, whether for chatting, communicating via social networks, or listening to music, the lower their achievements are in all assessed subject areas.
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La UNESCO coopera en programa de reconstrucción psicosocial desde las escuelas tras aluviones en el norte de Chile

Diciembre 2015- El 25 de marzo de 2015 es una fecha difícil de olvidar para los habitantes de la región de Atacama en el norte de Chile. Una serie de aluviones, resultado de intensas lluvias, inusuales para la época y para esta desértica zona, arrasó de este a oeste valles y ciudades, arrastrando todo a su paso. El lodo y el agua se llevaron casas, herramientas, infraestructura comunitaria y escuelas, pero no la capacidad de reconstruirse y avanzar.
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UNESCO-Colunga Foundation scholarship helps Chilean students to further their higher education

The scholarship is an inclusion project for higher education in Chile. It provides economic support for students belonging to the UNESCO Network of Colleges’ Preparatory Courses, developed by several Chilean universities. The scholarship provides resources to fund expenses related to university attendance. Read more



Education saves lives: Chilean educational communities prepare for tsunamis

The 8.8 Richter earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred in 2010 in Central-Southern Chile, not only proved the force of nature, but also the need for more information in order to handle these disasters. These skills needed to be developed, and UNESCO was there to help. Read more

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