In Zimbabwe, “School-aged children have shouldered the burden” of COVID-19

A recent Guardian article by Nyasha Chingono reports the devasting impact  COVID-19 has had on some children in Zimbabwe, highlighting how the closing of schools, a bad harvest and the economic impact of the virus have led to a surge of child labour in small-scale gold mining.

With emphasis by the children interviewed on the hope that education can raise them out of poverty, coupled with the pressure to pay their school fees, the article re-enforces the importance of assisting in funding education.

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Vaughan

    All very sad. These children should be in school learning and just “being children”.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.