Ugandan author, Rehmah Kasule captures experiences of Ugandan children during the pandemic in her new book


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By Our Reporter Rehmah Kasule, a renowned Ugandan author and gender & youth development expert, has published a new book titled: Zara & Mika Lead Positive Life Change in their Community. The book features a collection of stories from children around Uganda. Through the stories the children, aged 8 to 13, share their perspectives and life experiences during the pandemic. The book also includes fun and engaging activities that allow children to engage with exercising gratitude, reflection, critical thinking, and problem- solving skills to build resilience in coping, surviving, and thriving during difficult times. The book, published in hard copy, in e-version, and as an audio book, was created through the ongoing Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign aimed at promoting resilience and recovery among communities in Uganda. The book is targeted at children in Uganda and the rest of Africa, as well as their parents and guardians. Commenting on the book, Rehmah Kasule said she is delighted to publish the book, which was only a dream a few months ago. “This book gives our children an opportunity to tell and share their unheard COVID-19 stories and experiences with their peers and the world.” She added that, while children are...