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Beyond COVID-19 – Lessons for Addressing Education Inequalities in the Long Term

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The pandemic revealed in stark reality the inequities in all societies, in all countries. Those who were already marginalised and living a subsistence life became even more vulnerable. Means of modern connectivity through technology was not readily available to all learners.

In the education sector, particularly for a global programme like Educate A Child (EAC) focussing on marginalised children, the consequences continue to be severe. Some key takeaways and lessons learned from the experience are enumerated in the publication, Beyond COVID-19 – Lessons for Addressing Education Inequalities in the Long Term.

The global coronavirus pandemic thrust the world into a shared nightmare. And yet, this experience has also presented opportunities to reflect and rethink nearly everything previously perceived as normal. As the world began to shut down, new realities became prevalent. Loss is a predominant theme, loss of jobs, loss of loved ones, loss of traditional ceremonies and celebrations, loss of contact with friends and family, loss of activity, loss of food security, loss of homes, loss of hope. These significant changes in everyday life, extended for over a year and still continuing, brought an awareness and an appreciation for what is truly important to each of us. And yet, another aspect the pandemic prompted was resilience and creativity in the face of enormous challenges. Featured here are some lessons learned from the ongoing COVID-19 experience, one year in, from experiences in the field with EAC partner projects in countries around the world.d


"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser


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