New book to ignite children’s hope amidst Covid-19

A new story book which was published on September 24, 2021 will help children worldwide to stay hopeful during Covid-19.

The book titled ‘My Hero is You 2021: how kids can hope with COVID-19!’ is one of the books emanating from a series of books one of which was published in April 2020.

The book has been released by a collaboration of over 60 humanitarian organizations including, the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The book draws on the daily realities of millions of children since the beginning of the pandemic.

For many, the pandemic continues to disrupt their education, recreation, and time with friends, family and teachers.

Speaking at the book launch, WHO director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, as countries are collectively dealing with the Covid-19 crisis and finding ways to cope, they must strive to protect the mental health and well-being of children who continue to grapple with disrupted childhoods.

Ghebreyesus encouraged parents, teachers, caregivers everywhere to share the sequel immensely in order to help children build resilience and hang on to the sense of hope for the future.

In her remarks, UNICEF executive Director Henrietta Fore, indicated that almost two years into the pandemic, millions of children are still seeing their lives and routines disrupted as such the book is an essential and wonderful tool for parents and teachers to help children understand today’s new world and cope with changing emotions.

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