We come to the end of another year of profound change in the era of COVID-19. The pandemic has and continues to impact our lives in ways we are still grappling with. Basic education in South Africa being one of the most seriously impacted.
A recent UNICEF article states “The impact of disrupted education since the COVID-19 outbreak has been devastating, with learners being between 75 per cent and a full school year behind where they should be.” This same article makes a call for “… all stakeholders to ‘Reimagine Education’ to help regain the ground lost.’’
Kagiso Trust, along with many other basic education focussed organisations are heeding this call in a myriad of ways.
Our first article looks at the urgent need to accelerate and widen the net of vaccinations amongst educators and
students. KT will be using its voice in joining other organisations in targeting G20 leaders, through the Global Alliance of Foundations (GAF), to advocate for the equitable vaccine supply and distribution.