COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to scramble for quick solutions to host classes online. This has created pressure on schools across the country and has undeniably resulted in challenges to learning for our tamariki.
Learning from home has left many of our tamariki and rangatahi without ready access to wifi, to laptops or Chromebooks. This has created significant equity issues, where some children are unconsciously advantaged by simply already having a device, and some disadvantaged by not already having these tools.
The education journeys of our tamariki will require more support than ever during this time given the circumstances.