The year 2020 has been an eventful year, especially with the novel COVID-19 global health pandemic leading to a huge loss of life and profound disruptions, and the severe social and economic crises that came with it.
As 2020 is gradually rolling to an end, one lesson it leaves behind is the need for us to be responsible citizens, not only of our nations, but also of Mother Earth, and be responsive to the needs of others. This is what we strive to do at TrustAfrica. We are driven by the need to make our society better, “leaving nobody behind”. To this end, we have continued to partner with other development stakeholders to deepen inclusive development on the continent. Among other initiatives, in collaboration with Southern Africa Trust and the African Philanthropy Network, we launched “Community Immunity”, which is an initiative designed to draw attention to, support and work with the vulnerable and marginalized communities that are more exposed to the pandemic, yet not sufficiently catered for in most of the general responses to the widespread challenges arising from Covid-19.
The transition to a better, post-COVID-19 society will be long. We must build forward better, and make post-COVID-19 transition part of the structural transformation and the building of the Africa we want, in the world we want. We wish you Happy Holidays, and a very Happy and Prosperous New year, 2021.