Profile: “I haven’t studied anything for a year. I stay home cleaning and cooking”

Covid-19 has destroyed the lives and dreams of girls and young women from poor households. Many were forced to set their studies aside to dedicate themselves to housework. Stephany Rejani, from São Paulo, is one of them.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Stephany Rejani's current routine is quite different from what it was a year ago. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, this 20 year-old São Paulo native with a teenage face used to combine high school classes with housework.

But since the São Paulo state government closed public schools, she has completely dropped her studies to dedicate herself exclusively to the home. "I haven't studied anything for a year . . .

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