Happy Friday my readers🤗😊
The first time I was a participant in a Zoom meeting was during the first COVID-19 lockdown last year. Technology enabled people in different places and different time zones to attend the same meeting.
I found online home worship to be relaxed and I have learnt that conducting church services does not necessarily mean that one has to be in church physically. The YouTube for Mandara SDA Church streams church programs and they even have midweek sermons. One of the things I do not like about online worship is that you will be in your home and you can’t meet with your churchmates physically. But it is better to take care of yourself and your health during the global pandemic.
Zoom meetings enabled organisations to cut on travelling costs and work continued to be done remotely.
During times of crisis and uncertainty, sometimes one needs someone to talk to. The Friendship Bench Zimbabwe offered free online counselling therapy and one had to book an appointment on a mobile number that was provided on the flyer. The introduction of online counselling sessions was a good idea since the lockdown had deprived people of their daily routines.
Online banking and mobile money transfers came to the rescue of many people during the lockdown when banks were closed. Parents received money for groceries from their children. People were able to make payments and order different products in the comfort of their homes.
The general public purchased mobile data to enable them to work from home, attend online classes or binge-watch their favourite series.
‘It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change “-Charles Darwin