5x How do you experience the pandemic? Yattara Alkassoum

How do young people from different countries cope with the pandemic? How does it affect their education and their work? What about flexibility and creativity and last but not least: what about involvement in policy making? In a series of 5 short video portraits young people pick up the camera to share their thoughts and experiences.

Yattara Alkassoum (26) is the fourth to answer these questions. He (still) works as a communications manager and is a member of the Mouvement d'Action des Jeunes (MAJ). From his home town Bamako in Mali he tells us how his life, and the lives of his friends, has changed because of COVID-19.

Watch the virtual forum on YouTube

Do you want to hear more stories from youth in Africa and the Middle-East? The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised the virtual forum Youth at Heart. Here young people from the Middle East and Africa discussed their experiences and thoughts about education, work and participation.

All sessions of the Youth at Heart virtual forum that was broadcasted on 2 November 2020, can be watched on our YouTube channel: Livestream 4 studio's on YouTube