Tag Archives: pandemic

From volunteer to a tourist guide – how to work during the pandemic

Tourism has stopped during the pandemic, but that did not stop people from finding other solutions. We talked with David Trajkovski – a tourist guide in Skopje who shares what activities he has done during this time.

Визуелно попречените лица и пандемијата: “Само сакам да престане, да направам да исчезне”

Пандемијата не беше лесна. Прегратките станаа ладни боксчиња, излегувањето со пријателите се претвори во долги часови на телефон, допирот стана забранет и завладеја страв и дезинфекција. Блискоста исчезна, но некои луѓе ја почувствуваа повеќе од другите. “Беше ужасно, бев преплашен”, сподели Филип Величковски, ученик во 7-мо одделение во „Димитар Влахов“, единственото училиште во Македонија за […]

Visually impaired and the pandemic: “I just want to stop it, to make it disappear”

The pandemic hasn’t been easy. Hugs became cold fist bumps, going out with friends became long hours on the phone, touching became forbidden, and disinfection and fear took over. Closeness disappeared, but some people felt it more than others. “It wasn’t good, I was pretty afraid,” shares Filip Velickovski, a 7th grader studying at Dimitar […]

Travel Agencies “Drown” Again

Employing about 10 000 people in Macedonia, the tourism sector was hardly hit by the pandemic – travel agencies fear the future. But there’s still hope, and its name is summer and more help from the government. The sector doesn’t give up and waits for the open borders, the easement of restrictions, and financial aid […]

Bitcoin – Risk and Chance within Uncertain Times

Some people praise it, others shake their heads when they hear its name: Bitcoin is dividing the opinions of financial experts already for years. Recently the cryptocurrency came to the center of attention again due to a fulminant rise within a year of lockdowns and uncertain prospects.

“Kim Ji Young Born in 1982”: a movie to reflect about hardships faced by women and the fifth sustainable development goal

Have you ever heard about the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? They are the essence of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all UN members states in 2015, and they aim to unite all countries to solve global issues like poverty, people without access to education and proper health system, […]

DEPRESSION IS NOT A CHOICE

“The kindness that’s shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends, it’s really saved my life”Lady Gaga The current pandemic and the resulting global economic recession have negatively affected people’s mental health: social isolation and job loss are triggering mental health conditions. Trajectories of anxiety and depressive symptoms and trends […]

The “scarring effect” on youth employment during the pandemic

Several recessions have allowed experts to study its short and long-term effects on the labor market, especially in youth, one of the most vulnerable groups. Even though this time the source is a pandemic, studies say its effects will most likely be the same. The difficulty of finding a job due to the pandemic and […]

Socially Distant

When the Covid-19 Pandemic began, only a few might have thought that it would bring such huge impacts so quickly! Now that we’re approaching winter and the „long foreseen“ second wave seems to just begin, I have been thinking a lot about the flaws of our modern society that are (probably) more visible than ever […]

Мир и рамнотежа – вратете ни ги!

Не е лесно да се најде мир и рамнотежа, посебно во денешно време, во време на пандемија. Преплавени сме со различни информации на социјалните медиуми, ТВ, од нашите пријатели и фамилија, што многу често влијае на тоа како се чувствуваме. Сите ние сме во страв и исчекување поради тоа што немаме контрола над нашите животи. […]

Peace and balance – bring it back!

It’s not so easy to find peace and balance, especially nowadays, during the time of pandemic. We’re surrounded by different information shared on social media, within TV, by our friends and family, which often influence on how we feel. There are more fear and anxiety felt by everyone in our society and it’s because we […]