In a small homestead in Jali, in the deepest parts of rural Zomba in southern Malawi, Emily Leston conducts an early morning class
with five pupils, taking them through their paces.
But Leston is not a teacher. She is a housewife who has transformed her patio into an improvised classroom.
The Malawi government announced the closure of all schools and colleges when news of the COVID 19 pandemic broke out in May.