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New skills and keeping fit during the pandemic

posted on 2022-10-11, 15:29 authored by Thanuja HettiarachchiThanuja Hettiarachchi

“Lockdown wasn’t easy for many people and at times I was one of those people.

What saw me through, was to have a daily routine, where I prayed in the morning and having a workout program. I joined Tiktok, it was very helpful in structuring short but effective workouts. On my routine I also added a slot to do something new, so I ended up learning about trading the market. I also did health and wellness courses online.

I’m proud to say I survived Lockdown. Although things will never be the same again, there’s progress.”


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants. 

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