[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In this multi-country, multi-disciplinary study Dr Sadiyya Haffejee focused on children’s experiences during the pandemic. Five countries were selected (Pakistan, Turkey, Kenya, South Africa, and Brazil) and within each country, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) acted as local project lead. These lead NGOs were identified through existing global youth mental health networks by the central research team. Within each country, we selected an area of disadvantage.
To gather data we invited children and youth to participate in a facilitated focus group discussions (4 per country) and participants were asked to keep diaries, over a period of a month, which they shared with us.
We focused on experiences, living conditions, school, access to technology and added a historical perspective as well as a future oriented one.
Data was gathered and analysed in 2021. Two articles are currently under review, one video has been produced and data was presented at a webinar[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]