MELISSA’S STORY: The Global Fund
OUT OF SCHOOL AND AT RISK OF HIV AND VIOLENCE DURING LOCKDOWN
“Like tens of millions of young people around the world, 17-year-old Melissa’s life was turned upside down when COVID-19 and its lockdown measures hit her community and shut down her school.
Melissa’s family doesn’t have an internet connection at their home in Umguza, Zimbabwe, so she tried to keep up with radio lessons and by reading her textbooks – but it wasn’t the same. And when her father’s shoe repair business came to an abrupt halt because of the lockdown Melissa had to completely stop her studies so she could help her family survive. “
We assisted Rooftop Productions in the filming of this last minute call to capture footage in Zimbabwe in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. Structured and shot on location in Umguza, Zimbabwe.