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Back to School, but Not For All

Back to School, but Not For All

“… This is an opportunity for us to reset the world we are living in, and not just return to normal.”   -- Nobel  laureate, Malala Yousafzai

Five million Canadian children returned to school this month, adapting to new norms in the classroom and virtual learning. While we try to figure out what the new normal is, there are millions of other children around the world, especially adolescent girls, who may never return to school due to extreme poverty, early child marriage, violence, and other forms of exploitation.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the world’s education systems, threatening a loss of learning that may affect an entire generation of students.

In this opinion article from The Guardian, Malala Yousafzai describes the impact of school closures on the most disadvantaged children, especially girls, and outlines what is needed to ensure that girls’ education is not ignored,  urging a commitment to transformative change in education, not simply a return to normal.

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