This Focus Area ran from 2020 to 2022 and is now closed.
This GYA Focus Area started from the observation that the right to education is a fundamental right. However, the shift to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic led to large groups of students not being able to attend classes, which have been moved to take place online, either because of bad internet connectivity or lack of access to smartphones or computers. This resulted in educational underachievement, and severe stress and mental health issues.
At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic merely made an issue more visible – unequal access to education – that has been evident for decades already.
At the e-AGM in June 2020, GYA members discussed a number of topics and decided on three focus areas as priority topics for the GYA in 2020/21. In May 2021, the decision was made to continue with this group for the 2021/22 year.
This group worked on: