The COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened these gaps.
Children in this region have lost more days of school than any other children globally (UNICEF).
Recent surveys of over 900 parents show that the Ministry of Education's pandemic focus on digital learning has deeply sharpened these disparities and inequities between these groups. Equity requires a much deeper intervention:
Our 2021 Project Equity Initiative is designed to improve the consequences of the pandemic and lessen the inequities heightened by the focus on distance learning, especially online learning, in our extremely poor rural communities.