Almost a year later and schools remain closed with no radio or television set ever dispensed to Rural homes.

In March 2020, the Government of Uganda declared a nationwide lockdown due to the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 virus in Uganda. This saw many businesses, churches, bars, schools et al closed to curb the spread of the virus. This was a good move, in retrospect, considering hysteria had overcome everyone due to the uncertainty of our lives and the future. Whereas lockdown in certain sectors is being lifted, the education sector remains crippled.

At the onset of the lockdown, the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Education and Sports quickly discerned that having children at home without access to education would be a disservice to them; upon which it was declared that radio and television sets will be supplied to each household especially in the rural areas to aid continuity of learning. Almost a year later and schools remain closed with no radio or television set ever dispensed to these homes.

Read the full story via this link; https://www.globalplatforms.org/blog/artivizm4education

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Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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