Women educationalists celebrate International Day of the Girl Child

Capitalk Reporter |  1 month ago | local

The Forum for African Women Educationists Zimbabwe Chapter (Fawezi) has joined the world in celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child under the theme “Digital generation. Our generation.”

In a statement, Fawezi said this year’s theme places an emphasis on leaving no one behind as the country moves in the digital era.

The Forum said the theme focuses on the milestone that girls have achieved while unpacking the limitations in adapting to the digital world.

“We celebrate the tremendous efforts made by women and girls around the world in penetrating the digital world and flourishing in a rapidly changing, unstable and difficult context of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Fawezi said. The theme, said Fawezi, acknowledges that Covid-19 has had an impact on all aspects of life including the education sector where most of the learning moved digital because of the national restrictions put in place to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.

“In such circumstances, girls are likely to be the most disadvantaged.

They are less likely to use or own devices and gain access to tech-related skills and jobs. Thus, the gender digital divide continues to increase. Only by addressing the inequality and exclusion that span geographies and generations can we usher in a new digital revolution for all.”