Uganda had one of the longest national COVID-19 lockdown globally which negatively affected access to essential services such as education with schools turning to online modes of teaching and learning. In addition to ensuring that they have smart phones or laptops, students had to incur high costs of daily internet connection. For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer / Questioning (LGBTQ) adolescents who had been disowned by their families and sought refuge in protection shelters with minimal financial support from shelter administration, access to online education seemed a real challenge. Besides being scared of contracting COVID-19, the respondents said they are constantly scared police could have attacked their shelter: experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning adolescents in accessing online education during COVID-19 lockdown while in Protection Shelters in Kampala, Uganda.

Author: Rachel Green Teague

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0044
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
  • Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland