Education in times of crisis
For Aide et Action, education should raise awareness of the largest number of young people, free them from prejudices and prepare them to live together in tolerance. In short, education must lead the younger generations towards more solidarity and peaceful citizenship. We carried this idea forward from 2015 to 2018 with a first Magazine 100% Junior, as part of our Local and International Solidarity project for Development through Education.
This initiative aimed to develop new educational approaches based on cooperation and construction of collective knowledge between groups of children and young people from different territories. After a time of reflection which allowed us to rethink the Magazine outside of the project, we decided to relaunch this tool. Because children are citizens like everyone else, with rights and opinions that must be respected, we believe it is essential to give them a voice. Created during the year 2020, this issue was naturally built around the theme of education in times of crisis.
Asked to share their feelings and opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their education, dozens of students in grades 3 to 8, that is primary school to high school, as well as educational stakeholders, shared their thoughts with us from Benin, Burkina Faso, France, India, Nepal, Romania, Vietnam, Senegal and Togo.
A big thank you to all children worldwide that participated in this special junior magazine!
We wish you a pleasant reading!