Youth and COVID-19: Stories of creativity and resilience
This World Youth Skills Day 2021 let’s recognize adolescents and young people who helped fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publication Date: 2021-07-15
Author(s): Gowri Sundararajan
The efforts of about 25,000 youth enrolled in the Blue Brigade initiative by UNICEF India and the National Service Scheme (NSS) reached one million people across Chhattisgarh. They advocate for complete immunization of children under five years, support pregnant women to access antenatal care and safe delivery at their nearest health facility and inform the public about nutrition for children, adolescents and women. They also assist children to continue their learning even as schools are closed and raise awareness about child safety and protection.