Africa supports reading and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic


In light of the current health crisis, today more than ever before, access to quality reading material and learning is key as millions of children throughout Africa can no longer go to school. A fitting celebration for World Book and Copyright Day.

April 23, 2020 by Lily Nyariki, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and Stefano De Cupis, ADEA


Two little girls read at home in Kenya. Credit: Copyright: Barbara Lee

(c) Credit: Barbara Lee


This is the 4th blog post in 2020 as part of the collaborative effort between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). This blog series was first launched in 2017.

Since its emergence in late 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has evolved into a pandemic, heavily affecting the lives of billions of people across the world with an anticipated huge impact on the global economy, national budgets particularly in Africa.

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