Drawings from children in the time of the coronavirus
Lorena (17, Bacău) and Tudor (12, Iași), members of the Children’s Board share their artwork
We are all staying home during this pandemic, when schools are closed, and the solution to protecting ourselves and the ones we love is to keep physically away from one another. Adapting (temporarily) to the new normality created by the coronavirus is difficult and it is normal that we feel sad, frustrated, or angry.
Expressing yourself in illustrations or comic strips is an excellent way to stay socially connected, while maintaining the social distance. In a UNICEF initiative, young persons from around the world share works of art, thus supporting others who are going through the same predicament.
Lorena (17, Bacău) and Tudor (12, Iași), members of the Children’s Board, joined the youths who create illustrations, drawings and other artwork that help us understand how important it is to support each other, be kind to one another and care for our mental health in times of crisis.
Here are their drawings, also published on the international platform Voices of Youth https://www.voicesofyouth.org/campaign/covid-19-and-youth-mental-health:
Do you want to contribute? 🤔
If you are aged between 13 and 24, please share illustrations, drawings and other artwork that help us understand how important it is to support each other, be kind to one another and care for our mental health in times of crisis. Make sure that you observe the contribution rules stated by the platform, and Voices of Youth will publish your work on the website or social media. Here are some more details:
- follow the same steps you would when posting contents on the Voices of Youth platform. Create an account and then submit the drawing(s);
- you can post your art on your own Instagram or Twitter accounts, using the hashtag #voicesofyouth (but remember we will only be able to see your content if your account is public).
Need some inspiration? ✨
Check out these illustrations created by Voice of Youth contributors around the topic of stigma and discrimination.