As of 2 April, at least 3,344 classrooms were destroyed, according to the Government, disrupting schooling and other normal activities for more than 151,000 school-going children.
Many children have been displaced away from their homes and schools, and many schools are being used as collective centres for the displaced, rendering them nonfunctional for educational purposes.
Many students are without uniform, books, and other educational supplies, most of which were destroyed during the cyclone and floods.
Trauma cases among children have been reported following exposure to the cyclone events.
The Education Cluster continues to work with the Government in the establishment of child-friendly and temporary learning spaces.
Efforts are being made to accelerate the distribution of education supplies.
The cluster is supporting the Provincial Directorate of Education and Human Development in disinfecting and cleaning schools previously used as accommodation centers.
Psychosocial support materials and training will be provided to affected learners and teachers.
WASH interventions, including the distribution of water purification tablets and soap, will be undertaken for affected schools.
Psychosocial support remains a gap for both children and adults in the accommodation centres.
Data on the schools impacted has been difficult to gather as many affected areas remain inaccessible following the destruction of road infrastructure. Efforts are ongoing.