After launching Student Keep in March, the tech4COVID19 movement wants to help families adapt to a new teaching reality. The new Teachers4Covid platform provides free online explanations to the children of all who struggle daily with the pandemic. Currently, more than 180 students from 1 to 12 years of schooling are already being helped.
"This movement is aimed at all professionals who are involved in the combat COVID-19 and who are prevented from providing the normal monitoring of their children's studies", reads the platform. This group of employees includes health professionals, security forces or firefighters, but also super and hypermarket workers or factory workers in key sectors.
In order to apply for this support, guardians will have to register on the website and fill in the details of the child or young person who needs support. In the following 48 hours a volunteer will be proposed, who will accompany the student online. In order to select the best option for each case, "this process is mediated by the Teachers4Covid volunteer team", explains the move in the statement.
For this to be possible, the initiative already counts on 500 volunteers, including teachers, instructors and university students. If you want to participate in this movement you will also have to submit a registration, but in this case as an explainer. Then, expect to be assigned a student, depending on the disciplines and levels of education you want to help.
In the statement released, Lus Pereira de Almeida, responsible for the project and also for the startup PupilUp, is aware of the "significant changes" in education. "With that in mind, we launched this solidarity movement as a way of thanking all those who kept the country going," he explains.
From the first moment, this initiative had the support of the Order of Doctors and the Order of Nurses, who stressed the importance of this measure to accompany students. So far with 40 ongoing support projects, the tech4COVID19 movement wants to find technological solutions to help the country in the fight against COVID-19.