Equal education moves people towards empowerment, but unequal education does the reverse. Of all the divisive tools that are used to push people to the margins, unequal education is the most damaging: Says:- Melinda Gates.
The adverse effect of COVID-19 has made this gap wider many children especially girls in rural Northern Uganda are not able to enroll back to schools, boys too are culprits this expands the unequal education gap wider and makes empowerment of the entire community stagnant
We must include this conversation and engagement with all parents and community members where we work in Uganda.
Eric 12years happily told me he is not interested to go back to school, “I can continue laying bricks and I’m paid why should I go back to school”
Sadly these effects will affect the family and the community where Eric leaves. Collectively we can change this narrative and put education among children in post COVID interventions a priority.
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