The World Health Organisation has officially declared that the coronavirus is a pandemic. At the time of writing, there are 341 243 confirmed cases of the virus, 14 746 deaths due to complications caused by the virus, and 99 039 full recoveries.

While those numbers may seem insignificant to many – considering there are approximately 7,7 billion people on earth – it’s safe to say that most would rather avoid becoming a statistic as the virus spreads.

So, what can we do? Washing your hands, for at least 20 seconds, periodically throughout the day can help and more generally avoiding places with large crowds of people.

But, what about schools? All over the world and in South Africa, schools have been closing down to prevent the spread of the infection, leaving a lot of learners without the means to continue their education.

Thankfully, there is a way to ensure that your child can continue learning from the comfort and safety of your home.

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Online education is truly hitting its stride with institutions such as Harvard pioneering online courses through their HarvardX platform, piloted by visionaries like Robert Lue (Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty Director of the Harvard Ed Portal, UNESCO Chair on Life Sciences and Social Innovation).

Lue is is also the Chancellor of Valenture Institute – a global private online high school offering a curriculum recognised by the world’s leading universities – where he works alongside a team of dedicated educational pioneers in the pursuit of higher-thinking learning.

As we struggle to contain coronavirus, and schools have closed, Valenture Institute has taken a proactive approach to education during a pandemic by creating an emergency intake specifically for students affected by the coronavirus.

Valenture Institute boasts a faculty of some of the world’s finest educators with a combined experience of over a century of educating in a vast range of fields and core subjects.

Apart from receiving a quality education, Valenture Institute also prepares your child for the world by incorporating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals directly into their curriculum through their customised SDG Labs.

It’s worth downloading their info pack if you’re keen to find out more. Once you’ve filled out your email address, and phone number, the Institute will forward you a comprehensive PDF of everything that they offer.

Following that, an Admissions Counsellor can give you a call to answer any and all of your questions.

To apply now for their emergency intake, email Valenture at