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Even as parents and communities worldwide dealt with the COVID-19 crisis, they also spoke about their plans to face a future shaped by the pandemic. Taking the lead from them, here are some key areas to address for a food secure post-COVID recovery.
“I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to treat patients. I always worry when I see too many sick people sitting in the hospital just waiting their turn to visit the doctor. I want to contribute to the health sector in the future.” – Meskerem, 14, Ethiopia
“I wish for my community – especially girls – to stay in their country.”
– Sewnet, 13, Ethiopia
“I think it is important that women have opportunities like this. It starts from coming together as a group. Besides the financial benefits, it helps us to break the beliefs and attitudes that women should stay at home and serve the needs of others.”
– Zenebech, Ethiopia
“Since we received the water pump, my crop yields have doubled! I’ve even been able to grow new vegetables like chili peppers and cabbage to sell so I can boost my income.”
– TSION, ETHIOPIA