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Friday, July 24

Let's Talk Africa Covid 19: Impact on Education
12:00 pm
Panel of participants to be announced
Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/s/91412982142
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies and Global Hub
Anna-Maria Karnes
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This panel will explore the impact of COVID-19 on children and education. UNESCO estimates that over 262.5 million children from pre-primary and secondary school are currently out of school because of COVID-19 closures, which translates to approximately 21.5% of the total population in Africa. For many poor and vulnerable children in Africa, schools are not only a place for learning but also a safe space from violence and exploitation. It is also where they have a nutritious meal (sometimes the only meal for the day). If schools only reopen when normalcy returns, which is estimated to be in 2021 at the earliest, an inclusive learning approach that leaves no child behind, especially in Africa, is essential.

Join us for this timely panel discussion and learn from and share with educators from Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania. Kwasi Gyasi-Gyamerah, Silver Oonyu,ZablonMgonja, and Zoubir Benleulmi will be our panelists. What can be done to ensure that education and learning continues for all?

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