BY David Sengeh
At age 23, Isaac Newton was sent home from Cambridge University when the Great Plague hit Europe, killing an estimated 100,000 people and closing Newton’s school. During this period, he developed many of his fundamental theories, including calculus, that would greatly shape modern science.
About 350 years later, nearly two million school-going children have been sent home from school because of Ebola, which has currently killed over 10,000 people. In addition to the almost one-year gap in schooling for young people, the economic implications of Ebola are catastrophic. However, similar to the way that artists, philosophers, mathematicians and scientists like Newton triumphed during and after the Great Plague, I am hopeful that young people will bring transformational change to Sierra Leone after this modern-day plague. CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE
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