From Hong Kong to Malaysia and India, how online learning failed special needs students during the Covid-19 pandemic

Published Feb 26 2022 at 3:30 AM GMT
  • In India, a child with ADHD screams at the computer in front of him, frustrated to the point of seizure.
  • In Malaysia, a child with autism stares blankly at the on-screen face of a teacher he once knew but can no longer recognise.
  • In Hong Kong, a single mother of five special needs children breaks down in despair at the closure of schools.
  • In the Philippines, a 12-year-old boy quietly attempts to hang himself, for the third time.
  • These snapshots of post-Covid life – as relayed by educators across….



  • Published Feb 26, 2022 3:30 AM GMT