A colouring book teaches children about personal hygiene practices in Aleppo.
UNICEF-supported youth volunteers reach children with simplified COVID-19 awareness messages, bringing the colouring book to life.
More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty and fear among people, especially the children, still lingers. In Aleppo, Syria, a group of eight talented UNICEF-supported youth volunteers came up with an initiative to help ease children’s fears towards the disease and raise awareness on the best COVID-19 prevention measures.
The youth hit the design table and created a colouring book about the story and adventures of a brave little girl named ‘Joury’, and how she was able to defeat her fear from COVID-19. The colouring book teaches children about personal hygiene practices as well as physical distancing. It also includes a section for group activities, engaging family members and caregivers with their children to help them all better cope with the impacts of the global pandemic.
With a generous support from Germanyv, this youth initiative aims to reach 250,000 children across the county. Another group of UNICEF-supported youth volunteers in Aleppo governorate, took it upon themselves to reach children in the city and rural areas with simplified COVID-19 awareness messages, bringing the colouring book to life. Before distributing the books to children, the group of volunteers performed a play about one of Joury’s adventures. They also showed the children proper handwashing and optimal hygiene practices.