Purpose: Covid-19 restrictions placed a major burden on the world’s young people. Many could not leave their homes and were confined to digital platforms to manage their social life and learning. However, many others without these privileges did not have such access. With this background, this research aims to analyse the effect of these changes as well as the shift to digitalization in the daily life of unschooled young people in a predominantly rural part of Pakistan.
Methodology: The quantitative research method was applied to collect data from 139 male unschooled young, living in the Okara district of Pakistan. Participants were aged from 17-24.
Findings: Results reported that due to a lack of knowledge on how to use digital services, the majority of unschooled young people failed to build their social
contacts, earn a daily living, and many, because of this, did not receive any special aid from the government.
Originality/Value: This research project helps to clearly understand how the digitalization of everything affected the daily life challenges of unschooled young people from a forgotten rural area in Pakistan. It sheds light on a problem which is unknown to make in policymaking and government office.
Keywords: Digitalization of everything, economic fraud, life during Covid-19, Okara district, unschooled youth