It is 08.00 am on Friday 4th June 2021, two hundred and seventy-six days from the start of the 2020 – 2021 school year.
This has been largely a week of consolidating our gains, easing the foot off the pedal a bit in order to catch our breath, and tightening up on our weekly timetable so that it has a less randomly chaotic feel about it. Being flexible is OK in principle, but messes about with the amount of productive time we have to carve out somehow from each available day!
Three, two, one, off we go!
Remember the good old days, BC? No, not that old BC, the new BC, Before Covid – we’re talking about the new good old days, before December 2019, when the world order collapsed.
Going on your annual holiday BC was easy-peasy. You booked, you packed, you took off – done! Now, it is a nerve-wracking experience, we have an expensive lottery:
So, where do we go from here?
Other than to stay local and chase down whatever nice places we can find that will actually relax us, uplifts, makes us feel normal and human again? At the moment, it is just yet something else to tease and annoy us in our sleepless night-time moments.
Our ‘new horizons’ programme With this week’s pause, there is no new progress to report
By John Saunders
World Health Communication Associates (WHCA) & INSPIRIT Creatives UG NGO,
MediaWise and MediaFocusUK
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We are all vulnerable to this virus. This is a unique time for our communities all over the world as we work to combat this massive global threat. This blog aims to collect and share your stories and reflections that can help others to cope, thrive and build resilience…
Our communities are at different stages of response in different parts of the world. We can learn a lot from each other. Building on World Health Organization and other evidence-based guidance, this blog will gather and disseminate stories that inform, inspire and hopefully strengthen social connectiveness while we all practice physical distancing.
We invite you to contribute. At present we are looking for stories in the following areas:
May the force be with all of us.
Sabrina, Mike, Steve, Tuuli and Franklin for the Connecting Communities team
See: https://www.whcaonline.org | https://www.inspiritcreatives.com/humanity
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While we grieve for the tremendous loss of lives in so many countries, we can see and feel that the need to connect communities and share learning grows everyday. Please attach your comments and stories to this blog or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or attach them to this blog. We welcome stories in all languages and from all countries. Here are some first examples of stories and links. Send us yours and make this blog useful.