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WHAT'S GOING ON   The World Teenage Reporting Project > COVID-19 showcases stories by teenage reporters from around the world about what cohorts have been doing to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim has been to combat the prevailing image of the teenager as a problem of some kind, rarely as an engaged helper.

Click on icons at left to see the two other showcases of stories.

PARTICIPANTS   Major national and international news media organizations and  student-run news media based in Bangladesh, Belgium, Beijing China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Montenegro, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, The United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.  The main media partner for the project is News Decoder (France).

 

Participant profiles are HERE

Their comments are HERE

CONTACT   Dr. Aralynn McMane, info [at] youthandnewsmedia.net

USA

THE EAGLE EYE

Noah of Florida decided to help by bringing free pizzas to Holocaust survivors and elderly couples. Next goal: first responders and the homeless.

THE FULL STORY

 

Story by Charlie Goodman

20 APRIL 2020

FRANCE

NEWS DECODER

FIVE CASES : Teenagers are making 3-D face shields in Kenya and the USA, and delivering necessities in Germany and the USA.

THE FULL STORY

Story by Dylan Carlson-Sirvent

17 APRIL 2020

HONG KONG

THE YOUNG POST

The student-run Free Clinic at China International School raises funds for getting personal protection equipment (PSE) to several organizations that give the supplies to people who would otherwise never have a chance at obtaining them.

THE FULL STORY

Story by Gaile

10 April 2020

USA

THE EAGLE EYE

Student Alexandra Sullivan has founded Creations for Donations and is making earrings, necklaces and more to raise money to feed children.

THE FULL STORY

Story by Ivy Lam

5 APRIL 2020

INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES

Shivam Mukherjee of Amity International School

is testing his prototype for a wearable sanitization

band to protect Indian health workers before they

have to get too close.

THE FULL STORY

 

Story by Saanvi Vaish

18 April 2020

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USA

The LION Online

Students in Illinois distribute checklist cards throughout their neighborhood to help people ask for all kinds of help.

THE FULL STORY

 

 

Story by Adriana Serrano

18 April 2020

USA

THE EAGLE EYE

For their #CoronaCant movement, students use great content in a campaign to fight hopelessness around their country and the world.

THE FULL STORY

Story by Ivy Lam

17 April 2020

HONG KONG

THE YOUNG POST

THE FULL STORY

 

Junior Reporter Elanna describes how and why she and her sister Annalise (below) created exercise videos to help people stay in shape while confined in a small apartment.

INDIA

YOCee.in

Sai Vignesh, 19, took it upon himself to regularly feed the stray dogs that usually rely on scraps from restaurants, which are now closed. Now he has some help.

THE FULL STORY

 

Story by Sanjitha S.

3 May 2020

MONTENEGRO

UNICEF YOUNG REPORTERS

UNICEF Young Reporter journalists Emir Dresevic, Lara Bulatovic and Jovana Vujovic created videos urging their classmates and friends to help keep grandparents safe and explained some ways to do that (subtitled in English).

THE FULL STORY

27 March 2020

INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES

Satyam Mehta produced 100 3-D face shields for the helpers in his neighborhood. And he plans to make more.

THE FULL STORY

Story by Kreetik Thakur

28 April 2020

HONG KONG

The YOUNG POST

Junior Reporter Henrietta describes the project she and a classmate started called  “Pets of Hong Kong.” They share the animal adoption stories of pet owners all around the city to try to eliminate the stigma associated with animal adoption.

The most recent blog suggested fun things to do for a dog while social distancing.

The FULL STORY

 

29 April 2020

USA

PBS NEWSHOUR STUDENT REPORTING LABS

Exceptionally, we are featuring this video story about people older than teenagers, the twentysomethings of Gateway to the Outdoors based in St. Louis (Missouri) and Chicago (Illinois). They are providing printed learning kits about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to students who probably don't have the chance to do much online learning during the pandemic. [VIDEO 00:03:13]

The FULL STORY
Story reported remotely by Angel Delich,  Federick V.Pankow Center, Detroit.
27 April 2020

PORTUGAL

YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

YRE reporter Diogo Martins notes that amid the misfortune, the Coronavirus pandemic has had some positive effects on the planet, and that it's a good time time to stop and think about what can be done to keep up that impact.

 

 

THE FULL STORY
 
 
Story by Diogo Martins for YRE,
which is based in Denmark
20 April 2020

USA

THE EAGLE EYE

Florida student Rebecca Blanco-Bulholes and her family are sewing masks for front-line workers as part of the Cupid Covid effort founded by a geriatric care provider.

 

The FULL STORY

 

 

Story by Ivy Lam

28 April 2020

USA

The LION Online

Students and teachers worked together to produce pillows for chemotherapy patients and quickly moved on to making face masks, more than 500 of them, by the last week of April, with most going to the front-line staff at a  children's hospital, and they are not done yet.

The FULL STORY

Story by Sophia Schultz

23 April 2020

USA

The LION Online

Student government members partnered with a gourmet popcorn company to raise money for hospitals. 

The FULL STORY

Story by Claire Williams

28 April 2020

INDONESIA

KOMPAS MUDA

Muda student newsroom reporter Sekar Heksagara offers some tips for taking a time out from those hours online. 

THE FULL STORY

In Indonesian. To read the story in English, select all, then put it into Google Translate.

26 April 2020

INDIA

THE GLOBAL TIMES

Three teenage inventors combined forces to create the prototype robot Prithvi, designed to help caregivers.

Pictured top: Saurav Maheshkar, Nishant Chandra and Aditya Dubey.

THE FULL STORY

Story by Aditi Banerji

Editor, The Global Times

2 May 20

BELGIUM

THE CLIMATE ACADEMY

With most of the world in lockdown, a group of students in Brussels carries on its work to make politicians respect science more of the time, especially the tough realities concerning climate.

THE FULL STORY

Story by Gabrielius Rosinas

2 May 2020

USA
THE EAGLE EYE

Members of student organizations took pen in hand -- literally -- to create fan letters for health workers at hospitals throughout the county and for some elders they already knew.

THE FULL STORY

Story by Ivy Lam

21 April

INDIA

YOCee.in

Shaamil Karim, in his last year at Sishya School, is helping free up city personnel with the chatbot he created for Greater Chennai Corporation. The system of automated chats helps the administration disseminate routine, verified information.

THE FULL STORY

Story by Dhurai A Navaneetham

3 May 2020

INDIA

YOCee.in

First they campaigned against extra loud, dangerous firecrackers. Now two teenage brothers are on a new mission with their mom : Get 100 tons of rice and  pulses (edible seeds of plants) to old-age homes, orphanages and pet shelters in Chennai.

THE FULL STORY
Story by Shalini Ramesh
3 May 2020

BANGLADESH

HELLO.BDNEWS24.COM

Al Amin, 18, created an app that helps make sure supplemental rice supplies from the government for the needy during the pandemic are protected against corruption and really go to those intended to receive them.

THE FULL STORY

In Bangla. To read the story in English, select all, then put it into Google Translate.

Story by Sheikh Nasir Uddin

3 May 2020

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