Archbishop Emeritus Desmond and Mrs Leah Tutu. Picture: Supplied
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond and Mrs Leah Tutu. Picture: Supplied

Tutus launch creative campaign for re-imagined post Covid world

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Jul 31, 2020

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Cape Town - The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has invited young people to re-imagine a better tomorrow via the foundation's online initiative, "Lights Courage Action!"

According to the foundation, the initiative heralds the promise of a different kind of world, and is a drafting board for young people to share their experiences of Covid-19 and sketch the architecture of tomorrow.

"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," said the foundation.

It called on young people between the ages of five and 25 to submit stories, poems, reflections and drawings of their experiences of Covid-19 and the lessons learned that would see them into the future.

It also invited nominations for community members who were viewed as "shining lights" throughout the pandemic.

“We want to amplify their voices and visions as key navigation aids through this time of global anxiety, uncertainty and unprecedented economic disaster," said foundation CEO, Piyushi Kotecha.

To access the campaign, visit www.tutu.org.za/LCA, Facebook/ LightsCourageAction, and Instagram @lights_courage_action.

African News Agency

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