Recognising the challenges imposed by COVID-19 lockdowns, we extended our support to young boys who had to leave school to attend to livestock.
“I never could have imagined that my four daughters would all be in school,” said Nonkuta, a 32-year-old Maasai mother of six.
I met an extraordinary woman in the maily Congolese Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Western Uganda whose story has stayed with me ever since.
Like so many children in Rwanda at that time, this sweet adolescent boy was the head-of-his-household and responsible for raising his siblings on his own.
Having daily access to school lessons can make the difference between a girl passing, failing or being kept back a grade. It’s the difference between a future with options and choices and a future with few.
With COVID-19 disrupting education for billions of students across the globe, radio education has renewed importance as an effective, reliable and highly personal medium for fuelling learning.