With children all over Canada returning to school this fall during the pandemic, parents are worried. Worried about their children being infected, their educational futures, and protecting vulnerable family members.
Worldwide, 1.6 billion children in 190 countries are out of school and share our worries and more. This is unprecedented. For children living in poverty, school is not just about learning. It is a safe place to get food they might not get at home, routine vaccinations, a COVID vaccine when available, and more. Without school, millions of children will be forced back into extreme poverty.
To get our children back in school safely, COVID must be defeated everywhere and not just in Canada. This is why 1 percent of our domestic response to COVID must be put towards a global response to the pandemic. We are all in this together. Let’s help ensure our children’s futures.
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