Read our Digital COVID-19 report here!

Email YP Tuesday 26th May 2020


Dear Youth Partners,


As you know last month we set out to ascertain how Africa’s young populace have been affected by COVID-19 with the launch of Phase I of our Digital Campaign. Having successfully completed Phase I, the process now shifts to the second phase focusing particularly on turning case evidence into pilot interventions to address the negative impacts of the pandemic on young people.


During Phase II we are asking you to document your perspectives on the impact of the pandemic in short but effective video clips lasting between 30-60 seconds. The key issues to be captured during the clips are:


  • How has the pandemic affected you as an individual based on your gender?
  • What opportunities do you see for young people in the future?
  • What challenges do you see in the future as bottlenecks to young people’s progress?
  • What actions will you engage in as a young person moving forward during and after this pandemic?


All of the video clips captured during Phase II will then be collated and compiled into a single 10-minute clip. It is anticipated that this clip will help enhance global understanding of the different perspectives of young people on the impact of COVID-19 and the actions they are taking whilst facing system challenges.


In addition to these clips, we would also like our Youth Partners to submit article pitches via our website on the effects of COVID-19.

Please email your video submissions to [email protected]with the following clearly stated:


Full Name:



I confirm that I am the legal and beneficial owner of the attached video clip. I hereby consent to Wellbeing for Women Africa using my video clip in connection with their Digital Campaign on COVID-19.


Tips for recording a 30-60 second clip on your phone: 

  • Pick a location that is quiet with good lighting. The sun is best lighting source so ideally try and shoot after 8am and before 5pm. 
  • Record your video in landscape/horizontal mode, this avoids the black bars you have probably seen before when something has been recorded vertically and then is being watched on another device — computer monitors, televisions, and even websites, all have landscape-oriented displays. 
  • Try and keep a steady hand when recording the video, and if you can’t keep it steady ask someone in your household to film it for you or rest your phone against a firm surface and record that way. 
  • Lastly, make sure that the camera captures the top half of your body, so that it is not too close and so that your phone is close enough to record strong audio.