Education  Mali Project #17568

Teen Peer Education in Mali

by GAIA Vaccine Foundation
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Project Report | May 12, 2020
Importance of Teen Peer Education during COVID19

By Julia Nemy | Project Manager

A month and a half since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Mali, there are now 730 cases and 40 deaths in the country. COVID-19 has impacted life across the globe, from metropolitan cities to rural areas. As communities shut down to prevent the spread of this lethal virus, schools across the world have closed and education has suffered, particularly for those whom remote learning is not an option. 

In Mali, all schools closed in March in favor of pupils staying at home with families. While this measure may be necessary to prevent further spread of COVID-19, many students may never return to school, especially girls. 

The Teen Peer Education program at Hope Center Clinic continues to operate during these times and is more critical than ever in providing education to teenagers when they may not be able to learn in the classroom. In April, 100 adolescent girls and boys attended the program. 

GAIA VF is working to implement telemedicine at Hope Center Clinic which would keep patients out of the clinic while maintaining communication with their doctors. If funding for telemedicine and expanded internet bandwidth becomes available, the Teen Peer Education would be able to move online by providing phone cards to teens to be able to “Zoom” into these weekly sessions and participate remotely. A donation to GAIA VF through GlobalGiving can help make e-learning a reality for Malian teenagers. 

 

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