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SG COVID Diaries - S1: COVID-19 diaries: A social worker protecting children via video

SG COVID Diaries
15 Jun 2020 07:30AM
10 mins

Vivyan Chee, Assistant Director at the Singapore Children’s Society talks about the challenges of speaking privately with vulnerable children and their families over video calls and the biggest problem these children face during the circuit breaker.

About: COVID-19 has affected not just the big things like our economy, but also the day-to-day things like where we work, how we learn, and whether we are free to meet and mingle. SG COVID Diaries is a special capsule series that aims to capture a small slice of the lives of people living through these extraordinary times.

Narrator: Grace Yeoh

Audio Editing: Ling Yeow Shen

Producer: Crispina Robert

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