Podcast: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Caribbean Students

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Caribbean Students

This is a three-part podcast series that examines the impact of COVID-19 on Caribbean students. It highlights the challenges, inequities, and struggles faced by students, their parents, and their teachers in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago during this global pandemic. The series uses the pandemic as a starting point to examine what needs to change in Caribbean education systems to make them more responsive to the needs of young people and ensure greater success for all.

This project received funding through a grant from the National Geographic Society’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists.

Episode 1: Inequity in Caribbean Education

Episode 2: 2020 CXC Exams Controversy

Episode 3: Rethinking Caribbean Education (Premiering on August 29th)

Presenter, writer and script editor — Jewel Fraser
Recording and Mixing — In Shade Productions
Research Assistant (Barbados) — Ian Bourne
Transcriber — Rachael Hunte
Local assistant — Rudolph Gittens