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COVID-19 and Vulnerable Migrants across Africa

COVID-19 and Vulnerable Migrants across Africa

This talk primarily draws on a social analysis conducted by the World Bank’s Social Sustainability and Inclusion team. The analysis covers the evident and expected socio-economic risks and impacts of COVID-19 for mobile populations (these include, economic migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees, migrant workers and irregular migrants) and host communities across Africa.

Considering James Baldwin’s Extracurriculars: Notes on Teaching in Dangerous Times

Considering James Baldwin’s Extracurriculars: Notes on Teaching in Dangerous Times

For James Baldwin, the purpose of education is to create in a person the ability to ask questions of the society and undertake responsibility to change it “no matter what risk.” In this event, Crichlow considers Baldwin’s “extracurricular life” in public school as the experiential starting place for his thinking the tasks of education.

People of York U - Vidya Shah

People of York U - Vidya Shah

"I started my career as an elementary school teacher, and they were some of the most magical years of my life. Teaching for me has become a journey of self-discovery, an encounter with the self. Education is ultimately an endeavour in being more human. It demands of us an ongoing commitment to living and working from our complex and often contradictory parts - the magical parts, the scared parts, the joyful parts, the engaged parts, the ignorant parts and the resistant parts."

Navigating COVID-19 and Education in the Dadaab Refugee Camps

Navigating COVID-19 and Education in the Dadaab Refugee Camps

While COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges to education around the globe, teachers and educational leaders in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps face unique constraints as they navigate school closures. Since March, they have worked to adapt with limited resources, minimal access to digital technologies, and supporting students who faced significant barriers to schooling before the pandemic hit.