I’ve grown up at Funsani Home, and now at 20 years old, I recently started studying civil engineering at Copperbelt University, in Kitwe, Zambia. Classes started in December 2019. The structure of the course has changed quite a bit since starting, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Due to lockdown measures in Zambia, I am no longer attending face to face classes. Instead the course content is being delivered through online channels.
Online learning is really hard, because I've never done it before. I'm still adapting and trying my best. Luckily I'm still able to stay in touch with my lecturers and classmates through WhatsApp and email.
Ahead of going to university, I prepared myself in advance by studying to familiarise myself with the course content. I also played guitar, which I still love and make sure I make time to do.
From my experiences, I have learned how to conduct myself as a proper young person with a vision and determination. I have learned this from the mistakes my fellow youths are making as well as a youth group I am part of called Xpress V.O.V.
V.O.V. stands for "voice of the voiceless". The aim of this group is to come together and educate other young people through music, dance, song, poetry and drama and to help them overcome potential barriers to achieving their dreams and goals. Of course, I'm there with my guitar!
I'm excited that I have managed to get into university to study engineering and I'm very excited to make my way through this next chapter of my life: university.