It was great to have Peace Buhaka to join the Youth Parliament on the airwaves of Messiah Radio, to connect and share the different ways in which the young people are being impacted by and are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buhaka, is a scholar and Christian Member of the Revelation Worship Ministry-TRW Kasese Chapter.
How are you coping with the Corona situation? How are you responding it? How are you and your networks getting through this pandemic together? These are some of the questions we discussed during the one hour radio show hosted by Freeman Alex.
Here’s a snapshot of what was said:
The outspoken African Young Change Maker, Buhaka, encouraged her associates not to stop because of COVID-19 stressing the need for them to remain restless and keep mobilizing for the better future.
Buhaka also advised parents to support their Children during the Lockdown.”Parents should have a calm, proactive conversation with their children about the lockdown and the important role children can play in keeping themselves healthy.
How can I keep my child during the lockdown? Peace had this to say.
Talk with them about what’s going on, keeping communication as open as you can. Let them know that it’s okay to feel however they feel – whether that’s scared, worried, angry, sad or something else.
Try to answer your child’s questions and reassure them in an age appropriate manner. While you don’t need to know all the answers, talking things through can help them feel calmer.
Spend time doing a positive activity together. This can help them to feel calmer by giving them a short break from everything that’s going on.
Think ahead. As well as reflecting on what has happened during the past few weeks, it is important to help children develop hope and a sense of excitement for the future. At a time like this, it can be hard to feel positive, but identifying the things that they can look forward to will help them to realize that the current situation won’t last forever and their feelings will change.
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