Youth work responses to the pandemic: the news from Chilypep

Chilypep were pleased to be able to write a reflective piece for the IDYW (In Defence of Youth Work) website around how we have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marie, one of our project coordinators, talks about how Chilypep have tried to respond rapidly to the current situation, using creativity to innovate for a ‘new normal’. Looking at the challenges of home working, the impact this can have on staff’s own wellbeing, and moreover the pressures faced by young people at this time, this article offers some reflections and insights into the impact of COVID on youth work and young people.

You can read the full article here.

About In Defence of Youth Work

The In Defence of Youth Work campaign was established following the Youth and Policy’s History conference in March 2009. The impetus came from the circulation of an Open Letter, which can be found on the website. At heart the Campaign seeks to defend and extend youth work as a distinctive educational practice founded on a voluntary relationship with young people and shaped by their agendas.

You can find out more about, and follow the IDYW movement here: https://indefenceofyouthwork.com/

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