As we approach the 2020 edition of The Bridge Awards, we took a moment to reflect on all our enormous efforts at championing the cause of facilitating access to quality education and promoting integrated leadership education to children in several communities and it’s only better to imagine what possible harm and setback a life-threatening outbreak such as the COVID-19 pandemic could have in the lives of these children and their dreams for a good education.
We reached out to over 153 scholarship beneficiaries of ours to check on how they were dealing and coping with the impact of COVID-19 besides the general health concerns that is a top priority. We immediately discovered that while a few numbers of them have resorted to learning some skills, a good number of them lack the support, enabling factors, environment and technology to adapt.
This is an indication for organizations and relevant authorities to rethink how we deploy education in a manner that is beneficial to children and young people in hard to reach communities empowering them to learn and grow adaptively. This we believe as we continue in the cause of facilitating access to and promotion of quality education, we will help more children actualize their dreams.
Watch out for our 2020 Bridge Awards on December 4, 2020.