An Education-Health Ecosystem for All Children

By Justin W. van Fleet, Ph.D and J. Robin Moon, DPH, MPH, MIA

Disparities and disadvantages start in utero and birth, setting young people on vastly different life journeys. In the United States, the result of differential investments in health, education and well-being, alongside other structural inequities, combine to formulate differing life prospects for children. In short, despite the overall wealth of the country, the zip code someone lives in, the color of their skin, and who their parents are will largely affect an individual’s life chances.

Fast-forward to 2020, the ravages of COVID-19 are exacerbating, deepening and widening the gaps between our citizens. When upwards of 50 million American children were forced from physical schools, those who were on the margins of society were even further sidelined from opportunity.

We know our health and education systems have been seriously broken long before the pandemic. Yet as COVID-19’s reach extends

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A global ecosystem for a new normal education

WITH the Covid-19 pandemic affecting many industries, gaining suitable and sustainable employment has been a core goal for all graduates. Public and private higher learning institutions in the country have also designed their curricula and study experience around this goal as they create programmes and avenues to increase graduates’ competencies and competitiveness.

Achieving this, however, will require a comprehensive ecosystem which covers excellent industry links, high-quality academic programmes, practical and industry-driven skills training, and opportunities to develop personal and professional skills.

Moving with the times, SEGi University and Colleges has not only created an inclusive Global Ecosystem for all but also taken a bold step in positioning itself as the foremost institution towards Industrial Revolution 4.0 to future-proof its graduates.

IR4.0 has a big impact on the economy and community as studies show that emerging technologies can change 28 million jobs in Asean alone. As the job market changes, the

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