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LIGHTS COURAGE ACTION!

Re-Imagining a post-pandemic world

In response to the cataclysmic situation arising in late 2019 that has now impacted the world, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has launched an urgent, new children and youth-focused storytelling initiative called Lights Courage Action!

Lights Courage Action in a larger sense is a community-building, story-telling platform that aims to change the narrative from deep fear of the unknown to active solution seeking. The vision is to bring light to different communities now and in the future through the voices of our youngest generations. To give them a way to express their own visions for a post pandemic world.

STORY OF THE WEEK

Kupakwashe Mhere, Age 17, Harare, Zimbabwe

To be honest, putting on paper the things I have learnt from the pandemic-motivated lockdown can really be a mammoth task, because there are so many things. As the days pass by, the lessons proportionally increase too, but I will try my best!

First thing I learnt is never to view life from a short lens. That might blind you into making bad decisions, which might result in backlashes as time goes on. When the government announced that schools were closing, we thought we were going on holiday. But we started lessons, and when the lockdown was kind of normalised, we were virtually at school.

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The LCA storytelling platform is for children & young adults (Age 5-25) from across South Africa, Africa & the world to share their own stories.

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SHINING LIGHT STORY

ARCH & MRS TUTU: UNDIMMABLE LIGHTS

We don’t just mask-up for ourselves; we wear masks to protect others, including our families and teachers.

“Please wear your masks,” was the Arch and Mam’ uLeah’s plea this week from their retirement home near Cape Town. They’re wearing their masks, and continuing to shine their unextinguishable light.

 

LATEST STORIES

Mapalo

“I know that we are all holding on tighter to each other and that counts as something”

Kupakwashe

“First thing I learnt is never to view life from a short lens”

Karen

“I think that the world will change a great deal”

Linamandla

“The virus does not discriminate. Rich, poor, black or white”

Tafadzwa

“Teachers are the heroes who have raised our valiant doctors”

Theo

“I have a strong desire to achieve my dream of becoming a Civil Engineering Technician”

Nhanhla

“I believe that I must be a light and be positive about life after Covid-19”

Charmaine

“When I look at the future, I feel like better things are yet to come for us”

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