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Youth in a time of covid-19
Creative Pursuits of Young People in Gozo


In response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malta in March 2020, the Maltese health authority’s directives were to stay at home as much as possible possible and to avoid contact with other people so as to reduce risks. For this reason, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s regional service in Gozo embarked on an initiative called ‘Youth of Gozo’.

Some of the aims of this initiative were:

To turn the spotlight on young Gozitans, as they adjusted to the restrictions on everyday life posed by this pandemic.

For most young people this was an ideal time to continue developing their skills at home, and Youth of Gozo provided them with an online platform where they could share their talents with others.

The project also presented young Gozitan professionals, for whom this period also necessitated a different way of working.

Youth of Gozo aimed to portray how life changed under the partial lockdown March – May 2020, and how young people in Gozo navigated their ways during these times, using their talents, leading by example and staying safe at home when not absolutely necessary to do otherwise.

In all 68 young people participated in this project.

The decision to take these narratives and put them to print was taken to preserve them as a legacy for future generations of young people interested to learn how their predecessors lived through these times.

Youth in a time of Covid-19 – Creative Pursuits of Young People in Gozo was launched on 11/8/2020 to coincide with International Youth Day 2020.

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