As the pandemic continues in Asia, children and youth continue to be widely affected. With the delay of their education and many being orphaned due to their guardians being sick, this leaves less hope for children and their future. However, many continue to persevere and continue to make a change in their communities.
In Terre des Hommes Netherlands, we had witnessed many youth advocates continuing to spread awareness about child rights despite the pandemic whether virtually or in-person (if safe and possible). For International Youth Day in 2021, TDH wants to celebrate these young leaders - especially their achievements during these difficult times.
Despite their limited capacity, many children and youth use available resources to continue their education and advocacy through TDHNL’s partners and staff. Here are a collection of stories from the field;