Learning at home is very ineffective. The students are only told to do copying out and given a lot of work. We aren’t actually learning, but we are doing work.
a student, aged 15, from Indonesia
The emphasis of our public-school system shifted from explaining parts of the syllabus, to completing the syllabus. The teachers have begun to run through the books and their content rather than explaining the chapters and terms.
a student, aged 17, from India
Figure 1 – How frequently respondents felt certain emotions before and after the spread of Covid-19
The impact is the economy has dropped dramatically and workers are laid off. My family usually trades before there is a Covid virus. Mother's merchandise often sells out, but when the Covid virus arrives, my mother's merchandise decreases, often empty of customers.
female student, aged 16, from Indonesia
I am worried... it will affect very badly the global economy.
female student, aged 15, from Ukraine
I will be able to meet my friends which is what I am the most excited about. But I am also worried about how I am going to be safe from this virus amidst a place where children don’t know the meaning of social distancing. When school ends, there is a huge crowd in the corridor pushing and falling over one another in order to get out. I am worried how we are going to protect ourselves from being in
female student, aged 16, from India
I am excited to go back because I am not a big fan of distance learning and I miss the activities I used to do there, but I am worried about the students who don't care about other's safety and they might infect others if they are infected because of their recklessness.
male student, aged 15, from Jordan
I am excited to be able to see my friends and teachers again, but I am also nervous to see what changes have to be made in light of ensuring the safety of the students.
female student, aged 16, from the US
I am excited to see my friends and get back to a little bit of normality. I am worried about the virus spreading more but also worried about how our lessons will be changed and whether my education as a whole will be worsened.
male student, aged 17, from the UK
I have been trying to make myself healthier for the sake of my family and myself. I have been pushing myself to exercise more which is something I didn't do on a daily basis before Covid, eating healthier, and also learning how to be productive at home. Such as cleaning, crafting, writing, reading, etc.
a student from Indonesia
I still feel afraid for my family that the virus can infect, especially my grandparents and my young brothers because immunity at [these] ages is weak.
a student, aged 15, from Jordan
They give us a cellular data so that we can meet with the teacher by some media who support the situation such as Zoom, Webex.
a student, aged 16, from Indonesia
A few months ago the government cancelled final examinations (compulsory exams that everybody must take to finish elementary and middle school) for fourth and ninth grades. And I completely support this decision due to the fact that studying online was new to everyone.
a female student, aged 15, from Ukraine
The one positive thing about the lockdown – I had time to actually slow down and think. Yes, sometimes it was making me anxious and cry, but at the end of the day, I managed to set priorities for myself, focus on really important things and understand the value of my life and my surrounding.
a student from Ukraine
But I'm glad even a little of this pandemic, because we began to appreciate moments of life, community, communication, and this is not unimportant.
a student from Ukraine
- ^ This report is one way in which TBI is supporting the Save our Future campaign which aims to leverage the voice of global youth to influence education reform for a post-Covid-19 world: https://saveourfuture.world/
- ^ Inference methods were used to calculate gender breakdown, and therefore these statistics may contain a small margin of error.
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