Young people have been hit hardest and disproportionately by the Covid 19 pandemic.
Not just in India, but around the world it is estimated that one in six young people have been laid-off work. Others have had their education disrupted as teaching moved from the classroom to online. Those without broadband, those in lower-income communities and young women have especially been hit hard and the negative impact on mental well-being, youth rights and discrimination may not be seen for many years to come. Put bluntly, young people have been dealt a cruel hand.
But the pandemic has also given us the opportunity to re-imagine how we work. Many of those who have still got work have had to work from home and there is a growing recognition that there are tremendous advantages of working locally, in your community. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Facework is developing an exciting model of community work hub, where young people work shoulder to shoulder along side others within the local community.
See for example Hatcham House
This film here by Futurologist and Hatcham House member illustrates the importance of working more collaboratively within the community.