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Covid means more Pakistani children will drop out of school. It’s not just about the vaccine anymore, we have to fix the pandemic fallout in all aspects of our lives. Scroll down to see which province has invested the most and the least in education & why we must push for a change!
Education activists, influencers and media personalities from around the country gathered for this virtual event. The virtual consultation was aimed at garnering the support of key influencers from all walks of life to ensure that education and the future of over 80 million Pakistani children does not take a backseat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Cuts in education budgets and more specifically within the education development expenditure are a routine practice and have little to do with the fall-out of emergency situations such as the on-going pandemic.” … The most recent budget (fiscal year 2020-21), for instance seems to be a continuation of past trends rather than a result of the fall-out of the COVID-19 emergency.
The Provinces That Invested The Most & Least In Education In Pakistan
There is however, little justification for this especially after the government itself claimed the feat of a V-shaped recovery. By doing so, the government has also effectively acknowledged that the tide of anticipated financial losses has been reversed. An early and sustained path to economic recovery coupled with international monetary support in turn means that the state does, in fact, have the fiscal space to prioritize development spending on education and other social sector subjects.
It’s not a bad idea to start at home
Ask your household helpers how they’re coping with covid. How their families are managing to subsist on a reduced income, and perhaps, ill-health within the household. Are they considering terminating a child’s school going routine over sending them out to earn instead. What are the challenges they face in 2021? Sometimes, all it takes is the right question to get the answers you need. So get asking now, and be the change in your community. Support one child in Pakistan to attend school and convince others to do the same – Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow!
This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.