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  • COVID-19 Response Toolkit


    COVID-19 Response Toolkit

    According to UNESCO, the number of children, youth and adults not attending schools or universities due to COVID-19 continues to grow. As of 16th April, 191 countries have implemented nationwide closures, impacting approximately 1.5 billion children and youth – roughly 91.4% of total enrolled learners. This is resulting in untold challenges for schools and their wider communities of teachers, staff, students, parents and caregivers. None of us has faced anything like it before and we are all unsure of how to deal with this situation.

    To support schools in the SEED Network and the wider education community as they work through how to effectively deal with the pandemic, SEED has developed this CRISIS RESPONSE TOOKIT in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help schools deal with the current crisis and school closures drawing lessons from past crises, including the SARS, Zika and Ebola crisis, as we work to build resilience for both the current and future crises.

    This is intended to be a ‘living’ toolkit. SEED will continue to add new content and adapt existing content in the public domain that is most relevant for schools. Please note that external tools and resources provided here does not signify an endorsement, nor have we vetted or quality assured any of them. Instead, this is a real-time effort to put all support available in one place to support schools.

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    COVID-19 SEED Resources

    Below are practical and operational resources such as survey reports, guides, etc available for you as a School Owner/Leader. Click on the link to download. The team will continue to update the page regularly and as resources become available.

    COVID-19 Response Guide – Immediate Response

    COVID-19 Impact Survey [COMING SOON!]


    COVID-19 SEED Tools

    Below are practical and operational tools such as worksheets, calculators, templates, etc available for you. Click on the link to download. The team will continue to update the page regularly and as more tools become available.

    Cash Burn & Cash Runway Calculator (with Scenario Planning) [COMING SOON!]


    COVID-19 External Tools and Resources

    In addition to the SEED Tools & Resources, SEED is curating and sharing external tools and resources. We will continue to update this as we identify more valuable resources. You can find resources on five areas: General Resources, Student Learning, Student & Family Well-Being, Teacher Support and Business Continuity. Click on each tab below to unlock the resources.

    General Resources (focus on generic resources and tools)

    UNESCO – Five Steps To Support Education For All In The Time Of COVID-19

    GLOBAL SCHOOL LEADERS (GSL) – Global Survey Of School Leaders

    Student Learning (focus on learning & instruction)


    EDUCATION ABOVE ALL (EAA) – Educational Projects For Technology-Free Homes.

    SPARK SCHOOLS – Schools Home Learning Portal

    Student & Family Well-Being (focus on challenges that students and families may be facing)

    CHILDHOOD EDUCATION – Helping Young Kids Through The Coronavirus Crisis

    BROOKINGS – A Parent’s Guide To Surviving COVID-19

    SPARK SCHOOLS – Body Movement Ideas For Children

    SESAME WORKSHOP – Caring for Each Other’ Initiative

    Teacher Support (focus on teacher professional development, training and support)

    TEACH FOR ALL – Resources for Network Teachers & Alumni – COVID-19

    TEACHING WITHOUT INTERNET ALLIANCE – Key Recommendations: How To Reach Students Without Internet

    Business Continuity (focus on finance and operations, such as fee-collection, cash flow & student enrolment)

    CBN/NIRSAL MFB – Targeted Credit Facility For COVID-19

    EDFIN MFB – COVID-19 Operations

    DUKE’S FUQUA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS’ CASE – COVID-19 Capital Relief Resources For Entrepreneurs