Are you 16 to 19 years old? Are you currently enrolled in a high school or secondary school? Has COVID-19 affected your learning or the education of a friend or family member?
If yes, then take part in the World Bank Group and the Financial Times’ third joint global blog/essay writing competition.
The pandemic has disrupted our lives everywhere, and is changing the way we live, work and learn. This health crisis is creating another crisis – an education crisis. The World Bank estimates that an additional 72 million primary school age children will fall into learning poverty, due to extended school closures caused by the pandemic. Learning poverty is when a child cannot read and understand a simple text by the age of 10.
How can we help children learn, everywhere?
We want to hear from those most affected – young people. We want to hear from you! Tell us what you think by joining this blog competition.
Tell us how your learning experience been affected by COVID-19? What would you tell educators and policy makers to do differently? What would make an impact on your learning experience?
This is your chance to get creative. This competition builds on the World Bank Group’s recent reports Realizing the Future of Learning and Reimagining Human Connections.
Be innovative, be persuasive – and be bold!
A strong blog or essay, that is no longer than 500 words.
Photos, videos, visualizations that help support your story, are optional.
Your name, age, school, email, and country you live in.
The deadline for submissions is February 15th, 2021. Entries will be judged by a high-level panel comprised of senior officials at the World Bank, Financial Times, and select partners.
You could win a chance at being published in the Financial Times and the World Bank Blogs.
For more information on entering the competition and to submit your entry, click here.
You can also register your school here to receive free subscriptions of the Financial Times for students at any time: www.ft.com/schoolsarefree.