The World Bank and Financial Times’ Blog Writing Competition 2021 (How Can You Help Children Everywhere Learn)
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 policymakers to do differently? What would make an impact on your learning experience?
Be innovative, be persuasive and be bold!
How to Participate
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.
- 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.
You could win a chance at being published in the Financial Times and the World Bank Blogs.
Deadline: 15th February 2021