COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on schools across the globe, from school closures to the challenges of adapting to learning during a pandemic.
Chiwenga Primary School in Likuni, Lilongwe, faced a number of challenges with the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020. “School closures disrupted learning and will potentially lead to poor performance of learners,” says headteacher John Kalumo.
But it has not all been doom and gloom at this school. In 2020, the Ministry of Education received US$10 million from the Global Partnership for Education through UNICEF, to boost its COVID-19 response, and recover from school closures.