EDITORIAL | It will take a village to send our children back to ...

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EDITORIAL | It will take a village to send our children back to school

Let’s stop complaining about empty promises and roll up our sleeves to help our kids get back into classrooms

Editorial

Away from the daily grind, lockdown has given many people a mental time-out or the chance to recalibrate their value systems.

Privilege check aside – not every environment is equal or conducive to deep introspection – the enforced isolation has seen many countries across the continent report an increase in cases of gender-based violence and violence against children.

The lockdown compounded matters on our continent, which is already ravaged by poverty and inequality, and our most vulnerable were again caught firmly in the crossfire of our efforts to flatten the curve...

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