In the past few weeks, we’ve lived through a rare situation in which schools across the globe have closed en-masse for the health and safety of our students.
For many people, the closure of schools was the first indication of just how serious the COVID-19 pandemic would be. The impact it has had on health and safety at school is already being seen around the world. But, Coronavirus aside, health and safety have and will always be essential in helping safeguard our schools.
We are used to thinking of schools as safe public spaces, always open to our kids. And, in many cases, this is true.
Today schools in the 21st century face a whole range of challenges when trying to keep their communities safe and healthy. Serious challenges can include school violence, cyberbullying and mental health of students, staff and parents. These challenges often require long-term and complex solutions. To address modern-day issues, schools need better training and an emotionally stable education workforce.
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The Association of International Schools in Africa is dedicated to serving its members throughout Africa during this challenging time. Please let us know if you require additional or specific information, resources and or support, and we will endeavour to assist you as soon as possible.