The impact of the COVID-19 young people has been devastating. Since the pandemic, many young people have been unemployed, with its effects felt worse in low-income countries. According to the International Labour Organization, 255 million full-time jobs were lost globally due to the pandemic.
Despite efforts to transition to online learning in education, 65% of young learned less during the pandemic. In lower-income countries like Nigeria, where there is a deep infrastructural deficit, less access to the internet, lack of equipment, etc., the situation is worse.
The damage caused by the pandemic, particularly on young people, requires urgent attention. Before the pandemic, 267 million young people were not in employment, education and training. However, as a result of the pandemic, over 1 billion students’ learning were affected globally.
At 1.8 billion, this generation of young people is the largest number of young people in the history of the world. Hence, their well-being must not be left to chance.
Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative in partnership with Global Campaign for Education, is running a survey to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people’s education and work in Nigeria.
The objective is to analyse results and identify core areas that policymakers can focus on to cushion the effect of the pandemic.
A pandemic is not a regular occurrence. So when the Coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, it turned out to be the most devastating health crisis in modern times. Its impact was felt worldwide – both in developing and developed countries.
Young people are most affected by the pandemic as many lost their jobs and many others could not go to school. However, on an individual level, the impact varies from person to person. This is why we want to hear from
Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative in partnership with Global Campaign for Education is researching the impact of the pandemic on young people’s education and work. We believe that the well-being of young people should be at the forefront of policymaking, and we must continue to advocate for it.
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