Natsiraishe Maritsa, 18, right, demonstrates a taekwondo stance to a group of students in Epworth, Zimbabwe. Maritsa, who teaches the Korean martial art to teenage girls at her home on the weekends, says taekwondo requires mental strength and self-control.
Josephine Nakafeero, a creative designer, paints a tire to make a chair in Kamwokya, Kampala District, Uganda. Nakafeero advocates for the environment by making eco-friendly, sustainable products and upcycling tires into decorations such as pouf seats and wall planters.
Berril Mwango, an artist, displays a zebra artwork along Thabo Mbeki Road in Lusaka, Zambia. “We had literally closed down on business during the peak of the coronavirus, but I used that time to think of new artistic work, and it is paying off,” Mwango says. “Now, we have business, and our artwork is selling like never before.”
Mubiana Kalimukwa makes brooms out of grass in Kanyama township, Lusaka, Zambia. Kalimukwa says he brings grass from his home village of Mwinilunga, in North-Western Province, about 850 kilometers (528 miles) from Lusaka.
Panashe Zvingowanisei auditions for a play at Reps Theater in Belgravia, Harare, Zimbabwe. Since pandemic restrictions have relaxed slightly, creative collectives have begun to showcase the art they worked on during lockdown.
Tebusweke Julius makes a clay flowerpot at the Kawato Clay Factory in Busiro, Wakiso district, Uganda. Because of a construction boom, clay flowerpots and vases for both outdoor and indoor decoration are in high demand.
Zawadi Kambale Kasumba, a veterinarian and chicken farmer, feeds hens in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Nande community, the largest tribe in the surrounding area, chicken meat is served during special occasions, such as weddings or when guests visit.
Saddam Hamba paints a hospital bed at the Pearl View Medical Center in Kiwanga, Mukono district, Uganda. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many health centers and hospitals are acquiring hospital beds to accommodate more patients.
Henriette Ngaramire, left, and Coralie Nabintu play in a wheelchair basketball tournament in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The tournament was held to evaluate the athletes’ performance, promote parasports and wheelchair basketball, and encourage team spirit after the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano on May 22 forced the athletes to pause activities.
Francis Lubinda measures a granite stone while designing a tombstone in the central business district of Lusaka, Zambia. Funerals were restricted to limit the spread of the coronavirus, and many families are finding closure by placing tombstones on the graves of loved ones.
Francis Mwanza applies varnish to a wooden playhouse in Mandevu township, Lusaka, Zambia. Mwanza, who started a woodworking company three years ago with his friends, says the business has grown and employs more than 15 people.