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Viruses do not discriminate

Viruses do not discriminate

COVID-19 Impacts

Viruses do not discriminate”. Is this statement entirely true? In Uganda, the most vulnerable are those who pay the heaviest price of Covid-19 such as:

  • 15 million children affected by the closure of schools in Uganda;
  • A small proportion kept learning while schools remained closed. 
  • Increasing the efforts of developed countries towards digital learning; radio, televisions and computers  that remain highly unavailable in rural areas.
  • Many challenges such as WI-Fi connections and the instability of the home environment that will prevent most rural kids from learning.⠀
  • Increasing the risks of children suffering from abuse and neglect amongst rural children, child labor, child marriage and malnutrition .
The world cannot forget that going to school isn’t only about learning.