The Collaboration Project aims to compare and analyze the effects of Covid-19 in Ireland and in Kenya. A select number of students in Blackrock College and Holy Ghost School meet via Zoom each week to talk, share information and bond over our teenage lives.
We are currently going through Stage One of our research project, where we gather quantitative data on how the recent pandemic impacted our societies over a variety of sectors such as homelessness, school closures, domestic violence rates and inflation. Another of our aims is to identify similarities and differences between our separate experiences, and to educate others about both cultures, which might have been misrepresented in the past.
It is a highly enjoyable experience getting to develop relations with these students and learn about their everyday experiences, and we are all incredibly grateful for this opportunity that has been given to us.