#HerCOVID19Stories : ‘I can’t study from home during lockdown’ – By Fibi Afloe
In many communities, stay at home orders have contributed to widening inequalities when it comes to studying and pursuing an education. While children from more well-off backgrounds have managed to access their lessons online, and to do their homework regularly under their parents’ supervision, children from lower income backgrounds didn’t have this privilege. Many are falling behind with school work.
Hawa Dawuli, 14, is photographed at her home in Nima, Ghana by shutter sister Fibi Afloe.
‘I was very attached to my father before he left with his new wife when my mother passed away. I have been living with my grandparents.
Ever since school got suspended due to COVID-19, I have been struggling to study at home. I keep hearing about online learning but I have never experienced it. My grandparents do not own a smart phone or laptop, so I can’t study online.I wish things could go back to normal so I can go back to school and learn hard.’