COVID-19 – A Grade 7’s Insight into Being at Home in Zimbabwe

One of our Eco-Club members from the Zambezi Region, Nicky, recently wrote this delightful piece about life during COVID-19, giving us quite the insight into life at home.

We were sent home early, scurrying like rats at the sight of a cat.  We missed our second term exams, and I was not happy because I was prepared. The thought of seeing my mom put a smile on my face. Everyone kept asking “What is this? What will it do? When will it end?”

As the holiday dragged on and on, parents became teachers and they talked lots with our teachers on their cell phones to help us progress. We played games and worked in the garden as nature forced us to reconnect.

The pandemic is still out there but we have learnt to be stronger. Habits have changed (I now eat more vegetables). This lockdown has made us show love to one another by staying away to protect each other. We do not throw away food but create new meals using leftovers. The garden has been our new grocery store.

If we work together, this pandemic should end, and everyone can go back to our exam classes and hopefully I will pass my Grade 7 exams and cross over to high school”.

Report by Sarah Adams