Learning Continues From Homes as COVID-19 Paralyses Schools

Over 18 million students in Kenya have been affected by the closure of schools. An extended period of closure will impact children's wellbeing and have a long-term impact on inequality, as the most vulnerable families may not send children back to school. Learning is however available on radio, TV, YouTube and the Kenya Education Cloud.

12-year-old Elizabeth and 10-year-old Justin follow a Social Studies lesson on the EDU TV while doing their revision at home in Kibera. Justin's brother, Morara who is in the kindergarten doodles on an exercise book. Elizabeth is in Standard 6 and Justin is in Standard 5, "I am familiar with most of the topics the teacher is teaching" he said.

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