Petits Músics del Món takes part in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, a country in the presidential Republic of Africa located on the border with Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. Zimbabwe has 14.86 million inhabitants and is among the poorest countries in the world, ranking 150th in the Human Development Index (HDI).
Zimbabwe has been in a serious crisis for the past few decades, but this situation has worsened with COVID-19. This crisis centers on the lack of foreign exchange, hyperinflation and shortages of provisions and articles. The shortage of foreign exchange has created a shortage of basic products and increased the price of daily consumer goods.
The schools also do not have sufficient resources, lacking quality academic facilities, books, qualified and well-paid teachers, etc. Even some schools do not have access to drinking water.
Children in Zimbabwe are exposed to a large number of difficulties during their learning, such as cold, rain, wind, etc. As a consequence, they are denied the possibility of learning in appropriate conditions, due to the lack of these infrastructures, educational resources (desks, books, teaching materials and computers) and qualified teachers.
It must be emphasized that Zimbabwe has a lack of qualified teaching in primary and secondary schools. Even the government of Zimbabwe in 2016 decided to hire more than 20,000 unqualified teachers to complete the required workforce. This has also resulted in the poor development of children, since they are not being provided with a quality and appropriate education for their age and course.
Education in Zimbabwe remains a challenge and a need to be addressed, but the lack of financial resources makes it difficult to improve this system. These circumstances undermine the quality education of children, where educational centers show a shortage of teachers and with a lack of training and poor structural conditions. Access to quality education is one of the key determinants of human development.
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