The ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic has claimed the lives of many key workers in the UK who have died in the line of duty. This has left many children without a parent / guardian.This in effect will leave many of these children and their families facing financial challenges in the years to come.
I am calling on the UK government to request that every child of a key worker who died whilst serving their nation during the Covid 19 pandemic should be offered free university education.
Providing free university education in the UK will be a constant reminder to these children that the ultimate sacrifice that their parents /guardians paid is truly appreciated by the nation. It will also encourage some of them to fearlessly embark on a university education despite the financial difficulties that some will face due to the untimely death of their parent / guardian.
My father passed away when I was sixteen, the year I was meant to enter university. I remember how my mother struggled to see me through university and law school, as well as raising my four siblings. I am hoping that we can alleviate such hardship for some of these children.
I respectfully ask the UK government to put in place a fund to ensure that the children of these national heroes and modern day soldiers can look forward to a free university education. This I believe is the least we can do to say THANK YOU