UNESCO encourages young people from all over the world to share their own experience in overcoming the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This storytelling initiative is striving to put the spotlight on young people – how they feel, how they act, how they thrive during these challenging times. Over the past weeks young women and men have been taking action and developing many creative ideas to face these challenging times. For example, by helping their community, finding innovative learning ways, keeping a positive spirit and taking care of their relatives and loved ones.
My COVID-19 Story is an open invitation to all young people to share their stories by means of written testimonials or the recording of their own video.
To amplify their voices further, UNESCO will share their stories through its social media channels, its website and its networks all over the world.
Written and video testimonies will also contribute to the upcoming “Youth as Researchers – COVID-19″ project, which will collect and consolidate knowledge and data on, by and with young people around a series of key issues arising from the COVID-19 crisis (e.g. inequality and discrimination). The project will also examine the impact of the crisis on young people and how they affect or trigger resilience.
To submit your testimonials, please visit “My COVID-19 Story” Campaign Page.