Jun 18, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Learning new skills was silver lining to dark pandemic cloud

I was a candidate for a Kenyan elementary school certificate and, like many of my classmates, had no idea how we would study at home.

While some were fortunate to have online classes during the long one Hundreds of thousands of students were idle for months on vacation. But as the old saying goes, every dark cloud has a silver lining.

During the long vacation, I discussed with my parents how I should organize my time at home because I don’t read all the time could. To be honest, this is one of the best discussions I’ve ever had with my mom and dad because they opened a new chapter in my life.

I’ve learned that life isn’t consists only of learning. I realized that life skills are the key to success in the modern world too. Skills like cooking, cleaning the house, doing laundry, washing our parents’ cars and many other tasks help us to become responsible and hardworking people.

The most important skills

One of the new skills that all I had to learn was how to bake a cake. I saved my family money because we never had to buy birthday, Christmas and New Year cakes.

It was fun to cook different types of food and I can safely say that I now enjoy delicious food Meals for guests of. can prepare at home. I also learned how to farm. My mother and I started a small vegetable garden that saved us a lot of market visits.

Perhaps one of the most important skills I learned was saving money. My mother paid my siblings and me to do housework. We all had to save that money in our piggy banks.

I plan to use what I saved last year for purchases while I get to high school in July. As small as it is, it will complement what my parents give me.

I would like to encourage parents to teach their children various life skills as this will develop their character.

< em> Freida is a 2020 8th grade student at Acacia Crest Academy in Kitengela, Kajiado County.

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