The first twelve seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation are available on DVD in Region 1, with season one through four also available in Region 4. Episodes are also available digitally: MTV Canada and TeenNick stream episodes on their websites; registered users of the Canadian and US iTunes Stores are able to purchase and download episodes for playback on home computers and certain iPods; episodes are also available for download from Puretracks in Canada. All episodes are available to stream on YouTube in countries outside the U.S. and Canada. The episodes are in a Windows Media 10 file and the purchaser owns them forever, although the episodes can only be burned onto a disc three times and copied to a device three times. Additionally, every episode is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace in the US.
On March 24, 2020, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) closed all educational facilities in both the host community and Rohingya refugee camps in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Education was subsequently classified as a non-essential activity, which not only resulted in the closure of 6,000 learning facilities, but also severely limited access to all 34 camps for international and national organizations supporting education. Despite the lifting of access restrictions to all other sectors, education has remained characterized as non-essential still, over one year into the pandemic. 325,000 Rohingya children are still out of structured learning, and access for the 8,537 teachers (5,237 Rohingya and 3,300 host community) remains severely constrained. This has compounded the already numerous existing barriers to inclusion of women and girls in educational programming as they have faced increased child labour and child marriage during the pandemic which will likely persist beyond the period of school closures and will negatively impact in female attendance at learning facilities. A subsequent second wave and more restrictive lockdowns occurred in Bangladesh in May 2021, which will further prolong the education facility closures in both the Rohingya refugee camps and host community.
Development of Self-Learning Kits for 1,250 Rohingya adolescent women and girls: 1,218 learners received different levels of the Self-Learning Kit to practice literacy, numeracy, PSS, and motor skills whilst at home. The numbers include those who participated in all levels and those who just received the Revised Level 1. The target is slightly lower due to the stringent nationwide COVID-19 lockdown throughout the first three-quarters of the project. The COVID-19 containment measures entailed rigid movement restrictions within the host community and a ban on education actors from implementing activities in the camps. Access to learners and volunteers in the Rohingya camps became a major issue. However, because the major deliverables in this project consisted of the development of curricular materials, our partner DCA, was able to design and develop all modules remotely to ensure that it was accessible regardless of COVID-19. 781b155fdc