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COVID-19 Is A CrossRoads For Education – We Must Use This Moment To Help Girls Seize Their Futures

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Story Source: Telegraph ~ Go to Original Article

Pauline has lived through a lockdown before. When she was 19, the Ebola virus swept across Liberia. Schools were closed for seven months.

When they re-opened, thousands of girls were unable to return because they had to go to work to keep their families fed, got pregnant or were married early – but boys didn’t face the same barriers. The injustice of this gave Pauline a mission: “We must ensure both boys and girls are equally educated.” 

Half a decade later, Pauline is out of school again – one of 350 million girls and young women in developing countries whose lives have been upended by school closures to stem the spread of Covid-19………………………………………………………………