Today, the Zero Dropout Campaign spoke about the gendered impact of economic shocks and school closures. They noted that:
🌍 During the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, adolescent pregnancy increased by up to 65% in some communities
🌍 In many cases, the burden of domestic responsibilities triggered dropout among girls in countries hard hit by Ebola
🌎 After an oil and production crisis in Venezuela, the number of girls that were out of school increased by 60 percent
There is a call for us all to work together to help vulnerable girls to stay in, and succeed at, school; and at Community Keepers we are working hard to build connections and a culture of well-being where learners feel supported. Some ideas on how you can support our work include:
1. Tweet #MentalHealthMatters to destigmatize mental health.
2. Be kind and caring to yourself, your family, your friends and your staff.
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. This picture was posed for before lockdown and social distancing and we have written permission from each family to share the photograph.