Three years back, it would have been hard to conceive how adaptable, agile and resilient humans could be in a pandemic that shut down the world. Aside from all the advances in science and technology, and the ‘pivots’ in education and the workplace, we’ve all learned a ton about what we can do when things seem impossible.
It’s a lesson our Net Buddies were already familiar with and one that has helped them navigate the fear and uncertainty around Covid. Not to mention the gross inconvenience, discomfort – and sometimes danger – that comes with loadshedding. Last week Amy and Zoleka were in Cape Town, visiting our LaunchPads in Khayelitsha, and – along with the expected stories of hardship – they got a life lesson in resilience as our teens shared their perspectives on some of the negative – and positive – aspects of life in the dark.