GROWING UP UNDER COVID-19
Our Singapore panel has been having an exciting time, with panel calls and discussion follow-ups around our group's area of interests. Key themes that emerged from our group discussions were focused on a wide range of interests including: social distancing measures in schools; technological advances and privacy concerns following the pandemic outbreak; the gendered aspects of Covid-19, as well as the political underpinnings of Covid-19 in Singapore.
As action researchers, members of our group have taken the lead in designing their own surveys, using tools such as Google Forms and other questionnaires to poll respondents about their physical, emotional and mental well – being, as well as their perspectives on the Singapore local community and government responses to Covid-19. Others have chosen to use equally creative methods such as videography to capture the effect of Covid-19 on public spaces (an excerpt of a video made by one of our young people can be viewed here), as well as through poetry exchange as a medium of expression.
In line with their areas of interest and engagement with our panel, our members have also engaged in volunteering and outreach efforts within their wider community, including in a Covid-19 collaboration project with one of the Singapore public hospitals and in making facemasks for vulnerable individuals within his local community.
We look forward to sharing our results at a later date and to the events we have lined up next!
Aged between 14-18, with views to share about how the pandemic is affecting young people?
Then join the GUC-19 Research Network...