Reaching, Teaching and Empowering Families
post Covid-19 Pandemic

1. Fulfilling the Right to Education

The crisis has led to an increase in learning poverty (as well as other educational outcomes at the secondary and tertiary levels) and is likely to reduce education enrolment. In order to fulfil the right to education at various levels of education, the benefits should be streamlined in the education sector. As the crisis is multi-dimensional, responses are needed not only in the education sector but other areas as well.

2. Bridge gap between the knowledge and skill development

There was a considerable decrease in the student enrollment in undergraduate program. The drop was mostly due to a decrease in undergraduate enrolment with a loss of 3.6 percent or over 560,200 students. Due to financial crisis, the families couldn't continue with children education and hence many children/adolescents took a drop from the education system. Lot of adolescents lost their interest areas of education and hence may lead to challenging circumstances which may lead to physical/psychological health problems and negative consequences for their future.

3. Skill Development and Livelihood for Women

Rural areas were much less prepared to deal with the direct and indirect impact of the crisis. Of the 734 million extreme poor prior to the COVID-19 crisis, 80 percent live in rural areas. Of these, 76 percent work in agriculture. Rural inhabitants have dramatically less access to adequate sanitation, health services, education, internet and communications technology, social protection and public infrastructure. Therefore, it becomes drastically challenging for people to earn a living, access resources for health, hygiene, nutrition and other facilities.

4. Lack of Financial & Emotional support

Covid-19 was quite challenging for the human mankind as it posed various challenges for people as many of them lost their employment/jobs and therefore finances were affected across socio-economic status. Financial instability had negative effects on cost of living, standard of living, education facilities availed by children/adolescents, work enrollment ratios and other activities too. The financial crisis also has an effect on the psychosocial wellbeing of individuals and it was difficult for people to cope with the various challenges as the pandemic had posed very unique problems in front of people.

5. Lack of Career Guidance

Career guidance is crucial as it helps the youth to prepare for the future, find the right career path as per their interest areas and help them choose a career and employment opportunities. In the contemporary context, the adolescents are also influenced a lot by media, hence makes it all the more important to help them guide in a way that interests them and seek training in that area itself. Also, lot of negative influence of media need to be controlled as youth may enter into serious engagements which may have harmful consequences.