For Sweta Shah, Global Lead for Early Childhood Development (ECD) at the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), there is good reason to be concerned. During AKF’s digital event, “Mind the Gap”, she noted that school closures and makeshift virtual programmes are not ideal, especially for young children.
Nimet Rener, Director of the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), spoke to the Aga Khan Foundation during its digital event, “Mind the Gap”, about the impact on the AKES school system that spans over 12 countries in Africa and Asia. She shared how AKES has responded to the pandemic, and the importance of well-being for students, teachers and parents.
Firoz Rasul, President of AKU, spoke during the Aga Khan Foundation’s digital event, “Mind the Gap”, about the role the university played during this crisis, and how it is a critical time for the university not only to help understand but also address the issues that this pandemic has caused.