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Swedish graduates in times of Covid
Lund
By Loulou d'aki
17 Jun 2020

This year, the traditional graduation celebrations in Sweden looked different from other years due to the pandemic.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
12 Jun 2020

Victoria Scott poses for a picture dressed in the ballgown she got for the graduation ball. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic all student balls were cancelled.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
12 Jun 2020

Makeshift tents decorated with balloons for graduating students to have lunch separately, class by class, at ProCivitas private gymnasium in Lund.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
12 Jun 2020

Graduating students sing and dance inside and out of the makeshift lunch tents that have been put up on the school premises for the students to have lunch separately due to the Covid 19 pandemic at ProCivitas gymnasium in Lund.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
11 Jun 2020

Graduate students shout out from the windows of a Limousine

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
11 Jun 2020

Barhat Sevimli at home, the day after graduation.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
11 Jun 2020

Miriam Lecerof's graduation party at home with number of guests limited to 50, food boxes, hand sanitisers on the tables and boys wearing gloves while serving the drinks.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
10 Jun 2020

Students ready to graduate outside Polhemsskolan in Lund, Sweden. This year, the traditional graduation celebrations looked a bit different in Sweden due to Covid.
Assignment for M. le Magazine du Monde.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
10 Jun 2020

Parents and relatives stand by outdoors as the catered bus gets ready to leave after graduation at Polhemsskolan, Lund.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
10 Jun 2020

Girls smoke on then fast-food terrace on the day of graduation in Lund.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
10 Jun 2020

Students graduating from Polhemsskolan, Lund, arrive to the school in a bus after Champagne breakfast.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
10 Jun 2020

The word UT (OUT) is written on the ground, to indicate where the relatives friends who have come to see students graduate, can exit the schoolyard at Polhemskolan in Lund. This year, a limited amount of people are allowed to witness each class due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
10 Jun 2020

Graduating students run down the main stairs and onto the schoolyard where a limited amount of friends and relatives are waiting for them, at Polhemsskolan in Lund.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
09 Jun 2020

Students from Lars Erik Larsson high school during the traditional Champagne breakfast, on the morning of graduation at the Botanical gardens in Lund.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
09 Jun 2020

Siri Elmer poses for a portrait in the garden tent where her graduation party will be held for a small amount of guests, at home in Lund.

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Lund
By Loulou d'aki
09 Jun 2020

Students from Lars Erik Larsson gymnasium during the traditional Champagne breakfast in the Botanical gardens, on the morning ahead of graduation.

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High-Risk Education in Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
11 May 2016

January 10, 2016
Aleppo, Syria

Despite shelling and barrel bomb attacks, students and volunteer instructors are still showing up at al-Risala school in the rebel held Hanano area in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.

With no or little resources, the teachers are trying to give students a basic education in the absence of a school curriculum in areas controlled by the Syrian opposition.

The school is located in a district which has been targeted in shelling and airstrikes. “The students and teachers are in danger, the building might be heavily damaged or even destroyed at any moment” says Ibrahim al-Ali, the school principal. “We have no choice but to keep operating at high risk. This is the situation in almost all schools in rebel held Aleppo”.

Interviews:

04:03
Nada, Teacher:
“The number of students is good, but we are short of instructors. Teachers are not available. Q: What are your main needs other than for teachers?
A: We actually need everything.. The school building needs restoration, the students have not received backpacks, the teachers have no support.. There’s a lack of everything.”

04:59
Abu Hassan, Teacher:
“I am the science teacher, I try my best to improve the scientific skills of the students whether in math or physics or chemistry. Q: How do you describe the student comprehension abilities?
A: Starting directly with the curriculum in books is impossible because the students did not have the chance to learn the basics. It’s been like a month since we started teaching them the basics, the simple operations such as addition and subtraction. Introduction to physics and introduction to chemistry, we are only teaching them the basics that they missed for now.”

05:43
Mohamed, Student:
“We are here in al-Risala School, in Hanano area.. We have few teachers, a teacher of mathematics and a teacher of religious education.. We have no other teachers, however they are trying to teach us the basics so we can understand the actual curriculum. I hope that Syria will be a safe and secure place again especially in Aleppo because Bachar al-Assad targets us with barrel bombs and has destroyed all areas of Aleppo. Even our instructors had to flee because of the massive shelling.”
Q: Did you see any fighter jets striking?
A: We’ve seen a lot, and barrel bombs are dropped over our heads.”

06:32
Zainab, Student:
“We have no books but they told us that they would bring us some. We came here to study but we have shortage of teachers. The teacher is trying his best to teach us. When winter comes we have no heaters and the windows are all damaged and we have no means to replace them. Every time we go out for recess helicopters come so they bring us back inside out of fear.”

07:04
Ibrahim al-Ali, School Principal:
“We are educating the students despite the lack of an educational system. Almost all teachers are volunteers. Some are university graduates, others have just graduated from school. They are all doing volunteer work with nothing in return. The condition of the school is miserable. The building needs restoration, electricity and water repairs. We face a persistent cut of electricity which is affecting the lighting in class rooms. We also need water tanks to store water. We are also expecting the problems which we went through last year such as lack of heaters and the windows destroyed because of the constant shelling and barrel bombs by the regime.”

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Filipino Students
Surigao
By Ralf Falbe
17 Feb 2016

Female students stroll along a street in Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines.

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Mauritian Youth
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
13 May 2015

This collection features photos of young people in Mauritius: in class at the university and organizing an awareness campaign on campus, and using computers at the inauguration of a community internet access point.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A man is helped to use a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person helps community members use a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

University students gather during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign they organised to inform their peers on the virus and prevention.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

University students gather during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign they organised to inform their peers on the virus and prevention.

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Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

University students gather during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign they organised to inform their peers on the virus and prevention.

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Bujumbura Students Take Refuge Near U...
Bujumbura, Burundi
By Alex Pritz
09 May 2015

Around 500 students have been living on the streets, and, when it rains, in the halfway built building next to the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students, many of whom are politically active, say this is the only place they can feel safe in a city being rocked by protests and a violent police crackdown.

An eerie calm exists in the students building. Ears are glued to the sides of cell phones and radios, searching for information about the protests and the flag of the US embassy drifts lazily in the wind, just a stone's throw from the students makeshift settlement.

Yet students have self-organized to provide for their basic needs. A cleaning crew sweeps up the construction debris to make room for a new set of beds, while medical students treat a young man for pneumonia and others prepare rice for the day's meal.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Medical students from the University of Burundi examines a patient with hypertension inside the abandoned building adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students have been living on the street outside the embassy, and using the adjacent building for shelter since universities closed due to the protests.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

A sixth year medical student from the University of Burundi examines a patient with hypertension inside the abandoned building adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students have been living on the street outside the embassy, and using the adjacent building for shelter since universities closed due to the protests.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Students find some rest in the half-constructed building next to the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students have been living on the street outside the embassy, and using the adjacent building for shelter since universities closed due to the protests.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Students listen to updates on the day's protests from radios in a stairwell of the abandoned building they use for safety and shelter adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Physics students study their lessons despite classes being cancelled due to the protests currently rocking Bujumbura.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

A student glances out the window of the empty building they use for shelter adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura. Students have been on the streets for over a week, since universities were closed May 1st 2015.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Students avoid the rain in an abandoned building next to the US embassy in Bujumbura. Approximately 500 students have been camped out outside the US embassy since universities closed May 1st 2015.

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Bujumbura
By Alex Pritz
08 May 2015

Students check their phone while avoiding the rain in a half built building adjacent the US embassy in Bujumbura.