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Educational Hub Center

 

As the world is slowly reopening post Covid 19, easing lockdown measures,everyone is adapting to new realities. Imposing drastic adjustments to our lives,the coronavirus has introduced a new “normal”, changing our perceptions and altering our priorities. Driven towards questioning and evaluating our environment,we are constantly reacting and anticipating a relatively unknown future. The new restrictions placed on society have been a catalyst to rethink much of what we take for granted in the built environment. The way the world has adapted to this new lifestyle may forecast new normals following the COVID-19 outbreak. It is evident that we cannot return to the world as it was before. One of the strongest


messages in the attached report is that our common humanity necessitates global solidarity. We cannot accept the levels of inequality that have been permitted
to emerge on our shared countery. It is particularly important that the world supports developing countries with investment in 21st century education infrastructures; this will require the mobilization of resources and support from developed countries, in particular with debtcancellation,

restructuring, and new financing. The magnitude of this challenge is clearly evident with regard to the digital divide in Africa. For example, only 11% of learners in the slums have a household computer and only 18% have household internet, as compared to the 50% of learners globally who have computers in the home and the 57% who have access to internet. Already we see that the disruptions brought on by the pandemic are exacerbating
inequalities both within and across countries. We urgently need investment and structural change so that short-term setbacks do not grow into larger, long-lasting
problems.

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