Return to School Video for Kids

This video shows a group of students returning to school and expressing concerns about COVID-19. The videos were produced by USAID Kenya and are available in English and Swahili.

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    Masked Indian Comic Superhero Fights COVID-19 Fear

    India’s first female comic superhero Priya, a gang-rape survivor who earlier campaigned against rape, acid attack and sex trafficking, is back to fight disinformation around the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In Priya’s Mask, due to be launched on 2 December, the comic crusader joins hands with Jiya, the “Burka Avenger”, a popular character from a Pakistani cartoon show, as the two go about trying to tackle the pandemic – and also the “infodemic”, a major proliferation in fake news surrounding the coronavirus.

    With more than 9.4 million infections and 137,000 deaths, India has the second highest caseload globally. A strict nationwide lockdown that was imposed on 21 March delayed the spread for a while, but infections grew rapidly – and continue to do so – since restrictions were relaxed.

    A major challenge in India’s fight against COVID-19 has been the false and misleading information around the pandemic, which is often shared quickly. Through this campaign, the creators wanted to challenge misinformation, dispel fear, and support the health workers and others at the forefront of the fight against the virus.

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      First Day of School – COVID-19 Pandemic Version

      With school re-opening in various parts of the world, this illustration reinforces the importance of maintaining physical distance in schools in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This illustration was designed by Angshuman Kashyap, a graphic designer from India that has created multiple illustrations to communicate effective information about COVID-19 prevention.

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      COVID-19 Informative Comics: Don’t Forget to Cover Your Nose

      This illustration creatively reinforces the importance of wearing a face mask correctly. This illustration was designed by Angshuman Kashyap, a graphic designer from India that has created multiple illustrations to communicate effective information about COVID-19 prevention.

      Source: COVID-19 Informative Comics: Don’t Forget to Cover Your Nose

      • Angshuman Kashyap
      • angshuman.kashyap@gmail.com
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      Supergirl Staying at Home

      This video was shared on Facebook and shows a little girl who considers herself a superhero because she is staying at home and keeping herself, her family, and her country safe from COVID-19.

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        Child-Friendly Animation Video on Hand Washing

        This animated video, produced by Save The Children Nepal, shows best practices for hand washing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The video demonstrates several steps and hand motions to perform in order to both thoroughly wash your hands and with sufficient time to kill almost all viruses and bacteria.

        Source: Child-Friendly Animation Video on Hand Washing

        • Ayush Joshi
        • ayushjoshi4@gmail.com

        COVID-19 Signs and Symptoms in Nepali

        This animated video, produced by Save The Children Nepal, explains the various signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children. Some of the symptoms include: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Parents should be mindful of these symptoms and contact the nearest health center if their child exhibits any of these symptoms.

        Source: Child-friendly COVID-19 video on signs and symptoms in Nepali

        • Ayush Jos
        • ayushjoshi4@gmail.com

        Rainbows in Windows

        This short video is a story told by the actor Donald Sutherland about a little boy named Amos. Amos learns from his mother that the family cannot go out for fear of catching the virus COVID-19, and the video deals with Amos’ fears and how he and his mother overcome them.

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          Free E-books for Children About Coronavirus

          The New York City School Library System website has a page which offers a large collection of free e-books for children about COVID-19. The books are from many countries, in a selection of languages.  All of the books are free to download from the site.

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            Children’s and Caretakers’ Animation Series on COVID-19 – Episode 1

            The COVID-19 response under Breakthrough ACTION Cambodia includes a six-episode children’s and caretakers’ animated series aimed at disseminating key COVID-19 messages focused on key behaviors (e.g., handwashing, self-isolation) and prevention of COVID-19.

            This was developed in coordination with UNICEF and approved by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). This first episode aired in May 2020 and was shared through the Facebook pages of the MoEYS, UNICEF and Save the Children, and broadcasted on several  local TV channels. It is available in Khmer and sign language.

            The series is available on Facebook and YouTube.

            Source: Children’s and Caretakers’ Animation Series on COVID-19 – Episode 1