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Young People Taking Action in Response to COVID-19

Learners explore examples of young people’s engagement and participation during COVID-19 by hearing the voices of young people.

Despite the multiple impacts of COVID-19 on young people’s lives, many young people have rapidly mobilized to respond to the crisis. Young people around the world are working together and taking action to protect themselves and their households from COVID-19, to support their communities and to prevent the spread of the outbreak. Young people know what is most needed in their community and have the ability to adapt, connect and respond quickly.

Watch the video —”Episode 5: Young People Taking Action Against COVID-19”, part of the #Youthagainstcovid19 campaign organized by UNFPA in cooperation with Prezi. In this video, Abideen Olasupo from Nigeria talks about how young people are taking action against COVID-19.

If you are interested in other stories you can also read accounts of Oliver, in Uganda, and Catherine, in Kenya.

Your Task

Reflect on the specific situation of young people in your own context. How have they been impacted by COVID-19? Have you seen examples of young people responding?

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