Case Story: Elizabeth Makhaya
Elizabeth Makhaya is one of the students undergoing the training at Chilangoma Teacher Training College.
I have been affected by the closure of the education institution following the Covid-19 pandemic. When the schools closed I was in my teaching practice semester at Nasonjo primary school for 3 months where I was teaching in standard 5 with an enrollment of 72 learners.
Nonetheless, the closure of schools did not stop me from continued learning. I have been revising and solving tasks from our previous term at the college from the School Experience Journal. Back in school we were trained to be drivers in our education that is why I am still able to solve these tasks without a lecturer’s supervision.
Apart from working on my academic work, I have also taken the role of sensitizing the people around my village of the risks that the coronavirus poses and also the preventive measures.
Door to door sensitizations and through regular interaction, I have been encouraging the people around me wash hands frequently, observe social distance and whenever possible to at stay home while I practice the same.
It is obvious that in our community there are some people that do not believe that Coronavirus is real.