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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

Neliswa, Age 13, Johannesburg, South Africa

I’m in Grade 7 and I need all the time I can to study to get into a great high school next year. We need to not be distracted by anything. Every single sentence we write in our exams and in everything, we need to be one step ahead so we can actually flourish. At the same time we need to enjoy it, not like it was pressurized on us. We are doing this for our own good; we are doing it so we can grow up and help other people.

I can’t go to church anymore (because of Covid-19) and church is my highlight of the week because I can go and serve and help people. I love seeing kids my age and I love to share the message and have fun with friends. It’s just amazing.  I was actually going to ask my mom to help at the Rivers Foundation with kids that are orphans, that don’t have homes, that live in group homes, that have to live in orphanages. I wanted to go and help donate sandwiches and build care packages for them.

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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

Neliswa

“I think we need to help other people be courageous”

Zwivhu

“I think that if kids were in power there would be no wars.”

Boemo

“Join hands during these trying times and afterwards, to make a change for a better future”

Edgar

“Things have been difficult, but we continue to fight and encourage our community to #MaskUp!”

Brandon

“Fear has been planted into everyone by this pandemic…”

Mikayla

“What do the words Lights Courage Action mean to you?”

Lethabo

“I have missed my friends, my teachers, my sports…”

Lecasta

“If the pandemic is an obstacle, we must just fight harder…”

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