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Mar 19, 2020

Girls education needs your help!

With universities and schools closed due to COVID-19, its the girls of the world, paritcularly those in Pakistan, who are suffering the most education-wise. Especially deserving girls don't have laptops to do home study, and the majority of their schools do not have remote study programmes.

Although final exams are on hold, many girls are eager to learn and are reaching out to us through our Educate a Girl and other programmes.  We are working on putting together a viritual training series in Urdu to help these girls learn and develop during this unplanned "time off" so to speak. When school resumes this year, our Educate a Girl scholars will have overcome more than imagine. During the lockdown, many girls may stop their education path forever as they will be diverted toward helping their home, marrying earlier than otherwise, or other options.  Those girls who end up continuing their studies, will do so against so many odds. More than we can imagine.

Believe in these girls, support them with their education and donate now.  

Mar 19, 2020

Girls education needs your help!

The Lagos State Government has said that it will close down all public and private schools from Monday, March 23, 2020, as part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, The State announced this on its Twitter handle; @followlasg

Further, twitter instructions were:

“It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitizers and observe high standards of personal hygiene.  Children should be encouraged to remain at home.”

And it was clarified via the State twitter account that “The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat."

“The Incident Command Centre, headed by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the Incident Commander, will continue to trace all contacts of the identified cases and encourage anyone who has information about suspected cases to report to the nearest hospital or call the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214,” the tweet continued.

We have ceased all live trainings in Nigeria at this time.  We are looking for ways to virtual outreach to our scholars to keep them engaged and learning. We will keep you updated.

In the meanwhile, please continue to support this great cause and this project which will continue as soon as safety permits.
Mar 19, 2020

All schools switched to long-distance learning

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kaln announced that elementary and secondary schools in Turkey will go on an early spring break for a week on March 16, while universities will be closed for three weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

 

“Starting March 23, all students will receive online education through the internet and TV,” Kaln said, adding that the education minister will announce further details on the distance learning program for elementary and high school students.

 

Universities will be suspended as of March 16 for three weeks and will also use the distance learning program, Kaln said.

We have ceased all live trainings in Turkey at this time.  We are monitoring if truly all girls are getting access to this long-distance learning and in what ways we can support and supplement government initiatives, while following best health and safety practices.

In the meanwhile, please continue to support this great cause and this project which will continue as soon as safety permits.
 
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