Mentors May Be Key for Girls Returning to School Amid Pandemic (U.S. News & World Report)
In Tanzania, AfricAid partner GLAMI has done the almost unthinkable: at a time when so much justified concern exists about girls not returning to school in the wake of COVID, they saw a return rate of more than 99% of girls in their mentoring programs after schools reopened in Tanzania. Girls are continuing their education because of their thoughtful, holistic approach during school closures.
“Preparing for a global pandemic was never something we set out to do. But we have come to realize that because we have always been prepared to provide for our scholars, and that the deep, personal relationships developed with our girls, their parents and the headmasters at our partner schools have always sat at the heart of what we do – we could swiftly and effectively respond in this crisis.”
– Devotha Mlay, Managing Director for Programs, GLAMI, for U.S. News & World Report