Focus on the power of local initiatives: How teachers continued educations in three rural regions of Colombia
Creativity is an endless resource used by teachers to ensure schooling continues. But, shouldn’t the National Government be the one who provides the resources for the improvement of the educational system in pandemic times? Because the alternatives provided by the educators from the three rural areas we discussed were all done without government involvement, be it by providing educational resources, knowledge or money.
The precise effects of COVID-19 on development are not clear yet. It is clear, though, that the effects of the pandemic on development will be felt for a long time. Therefore, it is important to be proactive and assess what we can do now, to prevent the worst negative outcomes of the virus. This article gives recommendations with the small island state Trinidad and Tobago as main focus.