LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD– As World Children’s Day approaches November 20, school closures linked to COVID-19 continue to affect an estimated 71 million children in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to UNICEF.
While most countries in the region have started to gradually reopen schools, many classrooms remain empty. In at least five countries where only a small number of schools have reopened, less than 25% of students have resumed learning in person.
To help build enthusiasm for going back to class, Mundo Kids Club, the Spanish-language educational series for children from Exile Content Studio, partners with UNICEF for a new song that celebrates schools as a safe space where children can grow and learn. The Spanish-speaking tune, titled “Mi Escuela, Mi Hogar”(“ My School, My Home ”) was written and produced by award-winning composer Nacho González Nappa.
The song and accompanying clip can be streamed on Club Mundo Kids’ Youtube channel. In addition, Club Mundo Kids collaborates with YouTube Kids or Mi Escuela, Mi Hogar and other music content from the organization will be highlighted on the video app and website for two weeks, from November 18 to December 2, as the three organizations line up to provide solid educational content for children. of the whole world.
“Imagining schools again as a magical and safe haven for children to learn and explore was where we drew our inspiration for the song. Mi Escuela, Mi Hogar“said Alejandro Uribe, CEO of Exile Content Studio.” With the help and support of UNICEF, we hope that Club Mundo Kids will inspire all children with its optimistic message that there will be better days in a close future.
“On this World Children’s Day, far too many children in Latin America and the Caribbean are still out of school,” said Italo Dutra, UNICEF regional education advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean . “In many countries in the region, the school year ends in December. Children now face almost two years of wasted time with their teachers and classmates, putting their right to learn at risk. As schools remain closed, the future of children in the region, especially the most vulnerable, is at stake. ”
UNICEF works with education authorities to ensure that all children return to school, where they can access services to catch up on learning difficulties and support their psychosocial well-being.
“Music helps us heal and get through tough times. Latin America and the Caribbean is a region full of resilience, and we hope this song will shed some light to overcome this dramatic situation, ”said Nacho González Nappa, composer of“ My School, My Home ”.
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Musical clip: https://youtu.be/lfAf6Sr9AIc
About Club Mundo Kids and Exile Content Studio
Mundo Kids Club is produced by Exile the content studio, a film and TV studio that produces premium content for global audiences in Spanish and English across multiple platforms including TV, film, audio and digital.
Exile the content studio continues to develop impactful original content while leading the charge of diversity in entertainment in partnership with top Hispanic creators.
For more information on Mundo Kids Club go to www.clubmundokids.com.
Unicef works in some of the most difficult places in the world, reaching the world’s most disadvantaged children. In more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for all.
For more information on Unicef and his work for children, visit www.unicef.org/lac/fr.