“When
COVID
came,

I felt like this is it. I have something to give the community. My knowledge, my skills.”

“It made
me feel
happy

when they started following instructions because it can avoid the spread of this virus.”

“There is
nothing

human beings cannot change if they work hard. Nothing is impossible.”

“I did
not stop
educating

even at that time. I told people nearby to keep social distancing and to do this, do that. But deep inside, I was so scared.”

“What I
immediately
did

was share information. I felt so bad, but I would still get to the bottom of it all and share.”

“Our teachers
used to
talk to us

about how to guide ourselves, but now there’s no one. You take care of yourself.”

“You have
to do what
is right.

And you have to do what you are meant to do: save lives.”

“People travel
about 50 km
to fetch water.

They asked us: why do you teach us about COVID and washing? There is no water.”

“Whenever
I pass through
communities

and find my soap being used, I feel so grateful.”

“I stop by
and say:

Please, do you know that you're not wearing your mask? Can you please put on your mask?”

“My business
was cut off

and I thought I shouldn’t just sit around. It's the community that has brought me up. It's time to give back.”

“I am working
for the health
of my children.

The next generation will be healthy and free from bacteria and diseases.”

“I was
looking
forward to

a moment when we could intervene and see how we could create awareness about the disease.”

“It’s
a bit
tricky,

but we will get there eventually because I never give up.
I don’t give up.”

“We want
to see
people change

for the better, their well-being uplifted.”

“If I start
worrying
about myself,

what about the hundreds of people who are out there?”