Raveendren Thanusiyan, 17, reads outside a school in the northern Sri Lanka town of Mannar. Raveendren is taking extra classes to make up for time missed because of the pandemic. “I have to study the whole syllabus because I missed many days," he says. "Had it not been for COVID, we would have written the exam, come up with the result, and started studying" at the next level.
Vetrichelvi Chandrakala, GPJ Sri Lanka