MUDEC Méinden readers know that MUDEC has a very close relationship with the École Internationale de Differdange et de Esch/Alzette (EIDE). Not only is there a cohort of students from Miami that does their student teaching at the EIDE each fall, but there are also MUDEC students during each semester who volunteer at the school, as you read about last week.
If 2020 has been anything, though, it has been full of the unexpected. The situation with COVID-19 has now provided an additional opportunity for MUDEC and EIDE to collaborate. Primary school students returned to classrooms in Luxembourg today, although with several restrictions. Only half of the students will be physically present each week, while the other half will continue home schooling, with the groups then switching off the following week. Class sizes are restricted to maximum 10 students per classroom and this posed a particular problem for the EIDE, as many classes have more than 20 students.
MUDEC is in a unique position to help. After discussions between MUDEC and the EIDE, two specially configured buses will be parked on the grounds of the Château for the rest of the school year to serves as "school in a bus" classrooms. Innovation can come in strange ways, and MUDEC is really proud to be a good neighbor to the EIDE and a good citizen in Differdange during this difficult time.