An essay about apathy, mistrust and conspiracy
Children across Georgia started school from home on September 15, the fourth semester of online education in the country since the pandemic started in March 2020.
Pandemic worsens Georgia’s digital divide
Azerbaijani pupils are back in school but parents fear the effects of the lockdown could continue.
Online school casts long shadow on Azerbaijan’s children
Experts say Covid-19 lockdowns led to increased violence against children.
In Azerbaijan, Covid fueled child abuse
Zehra, 5, is forced to go without treatment for autism after her family lost vital income during the Covid lockdown.
Armenian teenagers navigated changing rules and priorities while coming of age during Covid. Chai Khana’s first teenage contributor, 17-year-old Davit Kavkasyan, came of age during the pandemic. He and his friends experienced their last year of high school through the prism of Covid-19 and the reality it created. In Davit’s video, his friends Nane, 18, and Grisha, 17, reflect on how the pandemic affected their lives and the paths they have chosen for their futures.
A way to adulthood
IDP children and their parents tell the story of years of isolation, survival and endless struggles. How has the pandemic influenced families who have been living in collective settlements since the 1990s?
A kindergarten for a house
The pandemic, home, war and love through the eyes of a child. Mushegh Hambardzumyan,9, lives in Yerevan but spends his summers in Stepanavan at his grandfather's house, where he likes to cut the grass, read books, and play among the apple trees. For this solitary young boy, it was easy to adapt to the changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, he is convinced that taking classes online has been good for him; now he does his assignments faster and manages to read more books. In this short documentary, Mushegh speaks about his life during the pandemic and his ideas of home, war and love.
Scores of young children in Azerbaijan have been stranded at home due to the pandemic. Robbed of the chance to experience grade school first hand, they are left to imagine what school is and dream of what it will be like to study there.