Alison, one of the world’s largest free online resources for education and skills training, has announced that its free COVID19 course has been translated into more than 60 languages. The course has been completed by more than 300 000 people is also available in three of India’s most commonly spoken languages, Hindi, Bengali and Telugu.
When the course launched in February 2020, 10,000 people were infected with Covid-19 worldwide. As of the 1st of September 2020, there are over 25 million global cases and over 800 000 deaths*. As stated by the WHO (World Health Organization), no one is safe until we all are safe. Based on WHO guidelines, the agile format of the course allows the material to be updated regularly as the crisis evolves, ensuring the correct information is available for learners to study.
Mike Feerick, CEO and founder of Alison says, “For the sake of everyone’s health, it is imperative that everyone understands COVID-19. As part of the international response, we have created a free online course to educate people about the novel coronavirus, its background, and how to best deal with the threat it poses to all of us, our families and our wider communities.”
Hundreds of volunteers across the globe have translated the programme so that even more people can be reached and learn how to best deal with the threat that the virus poses. To encourage knowledge awareness and understanding about the virus and its threat, Alison has also made the PDF Certification available free of charge worldwide.
The full list of languages available for the Coronavirus: What You Need To Know course can be found here.