Our Covid-19 Relief and Response: Facing the Worst Head-on and with your Help

Part of our promise at Global Pathways School is to show up for our community when they need us most. Covid-19 is an unprecedented situation that places the health and safety of our community at severe risk.

Since the very beginning of the pandemic, we have:

  • Continued to pay all staff regular salaries
  • Pivoted to distanced learning + blended learning for children in all grades
  • Educated the community about Covid-19 led by Dr. Samir Gupta, ambassador of #thisisourshot
  • Funded staff and community members to get vaccinated
  • Distributed food and essential supplies such as PPE and soap
  • Psycho-social support for our families and staff
  • Recently, investigating the procurement of essential medical care supplies, including oxygen tanks

For communities such as ours who live on the margins and experience multidimensional poverty, the impact of Covid-19 extends beyond health alone.

Our long-term plan is to continue delivering our education, health and community development programs with some important additions:

  • Establish greater food security by expanding our community garden
  • Contribute to economic development by broadening our vocational training program and partnerships with local corporates
  • Increase community events at GPS that are educational, targeted towards community-needs, and expand our network and boost morale
  • Increase overall time spent at school for children to catch-up in learning loss, including increased after-school support and one-on-one tutoring and counselling
  • Continue to localize our healthcare delivery with our partners

To learn more about our 2021-2023 programming, please subscribe to our blog and you will receive notification once our strategic plan is published. 

If you have any questions about our Covid-19 response please contact Leah Mersky at lmersky@vcfoundation.ca.

Thank you and stay safe,


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