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The effect of COVID-19 in Pakistan

Posted by Julia Goonan on 3 June 2020

There is no denying that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everyone around the world. Global isolation during a pandemic has caused a huge change in schools in particular around the world. St Joseph's Gujranwala is a school in Pakistan that have faced constant change over the last 2 months with the ongoing pandemic. Meeting students' needs without having direct physical contact with the students has become a major challenge for the staff and teachers at the school. Headmistress, Nayyar Gill, writes of the struggle they are facing:

"Buildings are closed, but learning is still happening. Staff and teachers must be clear on their role and expectations so that students and families are well supported"

In such times of uncertainty, a child's education has become even more of a priority for every school across the world. But Headmistress Gill has established innovative and effective ways for children to learn remotely from home.

"I must say, hard times never stay the same. Situation will change.  Learning is happening but in a different way. It may be hard for most of parents in our context because most of the parents are not highly educated We can get over with this hard time and can make this time more productive for our kids and help them learn and enjoy learning in fun loving way. Together we will face this great challenge."

Author: Julia Goonan
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