DAKAR, Senegal

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation-affiliated schools are leading distance learning initiatives in Senegal after schools were closed to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The foundation’s schools in the capital Dakar, and the cities of Saint Louis and Thies were quick to shift to remote learning models after all educational activities were suspended on March 14.

“When the pandemic started spreading in Italy where many Senegalese lived, we predicted that the disease would reach Senegal in a short time,” Dakar Maarif College Director Recep Can told Anadolu Agency.

We trained our staff using one-on-one online models and introduced them to distance

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