Children From Across South Asia Share What They’ve Missed The Most
At the beginning of March 2020, schools across South Asia started to close due to COVID-19.
Nine months later, millions of children in the region are still waiting to go back to school — their lives and learning disrupted.
We asked children, their parents, and teachers to share what they’ve missed most about school.
Milima Dangol, Mother to Yuvani, 5 ½ years old
Sara Islam, 15 years old
Iqbal Hosen, Father to Ifa and Safa, 6 & 3 years old
Syed Hasan, 16 years old
Amrita Mishra, Mother to Divya and Darsh, 11 & 3 years old
Rashed Khan Melon, Teacher
Tanima Siddique, Mother to Tehzeeb, Arzaan and Azmaar 11, 6 & 2 years old
Nafasat Khan, 10 years old
Lubna Timothy, Mother to Abraham, 4 years old
Anmol Rai, 5 years old
We stand together with the children in their hopes that it won’t be much longer until they're back at school again.