By Ahmed, Age 11
It was a nice, warm morning when I was getting ready to go to school at 6:45 am and my dad
had just come home from Tunisia. I was happy until everything started to take a turn for the
worst. My dad told me about COVID-19. That’s when all my hope for humanity went from 100%
to 0%. I was sad when my dad said, “You won’t be able to go to school for a few weeks.” So, my
dad turned on the news and the whole news was about COVID-19. Then, at 8:45 am, that was
the time of doom. I had to do remote learning. I closed my eyes and went onto Zoom. After the
class I said to my dad, “I am going out.” My dad said, “Where do you think you’re going young
man? You can’t go anywhere!” I froze. My mind couldn’t think of anything except, “Stuck at
home”. The pandemic has now lasted two years. When my dad said two weeks, my hope went
up, but now my hope is at 40%.
The most important thing is, no matter what, do not lose hope,
even when stuck at home.