Homebound Teens Innovate To Fight Against Covid-19


Among the many disruptions we've faced this year due to Covid-19 is the drastic effect it has had on our schools. All across the globe, children's school experiences have been transformed, with such important rites of passage as prom and graduation either curtailed or confined to the web.

But that didn't keep 18-year-old Riya Shah from pursuing her dreams. Shah spent her homebound hours working on new technology that helps expecting mothers manage their health remotely. "We're worried about our health and going out, but pregnant moms are worried about two lives," Shah says. "So what can we do to help them out?"

Shah's platform Fetal Life helps women navigate pregnancy in a new environment–where what was once a routine trip to the hospital poses new risks. And Shah is just one of many teens who have chosen to spend their downtime working to help others during the pandemic. You can read about several more like her in the recent CNN feature.


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