Inclusive education in isolation
The measures society adopted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - social distancing, online learning, and isolation - have had an outsized and negative impact on children with special needs.
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, most school students began studying online. Children with disabilities struggled more than others to adapt to the new system. During the first wave of the pandemic, many could not even participate in the lessons. In addition, they lost access to state-funded programs as some services started operating online or remotely. In this video parents living in Tbilisi and outside the capital explain how the pandemic has affected their children.