Bridging the Education Gap: Helping children get back to school.

Published on February 13, 2024

The closure of schools during the pandemic disrupted the education of millions of children worldwide, setting the stage for a potential educational crisis. Before the pandemic, children were eager to learn, but the shift to online learning brought about significant challenges. Not all families had access to digital devices or reliable internet connections, leading to a loss of learning opportunities. Economic hardships forced some children to prioritize supporting their families, while others were pushed into early marriages, further hindering their access to education.

The prolonged gap took its toll as children lost interest in studies, becoming vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking. CRY has stepped in to fill the gap, aiming to reintegrate children into the education system and provide the support they need to thrive.

The CRY Learning Centers conducts support classes using interactive audio-visual platforms that reignite children's enthusiasm for learning. Creative methods such as storytelling, singing, and dancing cater to diverse learning styles, making education engaging and accessible. These centres also focus on holistic development, organizing activities to improve cognitive abilities and raise awareness about important issues like health and sustainability.

CRY's Learning Centers provides crucial career guidance and counseling to students completing their secondary education, empowering them to make informed decisions about their future.

The support of individuals and communities is vital in bridging the education gap and securing a brighter future for the children. If we don't act now, the window of opportunity to bring these children back to school may close forever.

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