The World Health Organization revealed that a new story has been released through the cooperation of 60 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
A new story for children during the Corona pandemic
The World Health Organization said, in a statement, that the newly published story aims to help children remain optimistic and positive during the Corona pandemic, explaining that the story is a sequel to a series of stories.My Hero is You: How children can fight Corona, noting that the first story was published in April 2020.
dependent program “My Hero is You 2021 How children can feel hope during the Corona pandemic and make sure to spread the daily facts to millions of children since the beginning of the pandemic, adding that for many, the pandemic continues to disrupt their education, entertainment and time with friends, family and teachers..
The story, aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 11 – sees the return of ‘Ario’, a fictional creature who travels the world helping children find hope for the future and joy in simple things, along with friends old and new, the organization said. Ario explores the fears and frustrations children face in the current stage of the pandemic, and explores the different coping mechanisms they can use when facing difficult emotions such as fear, sadness, anger, and grief..
The new story is drawn from responses to a survey of more than 5,000 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world who described the challenges they still face in the second year of the pandemic, the organization said..
Reaching children everywhere
The story is currently available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and the previous story is now available in more than 140 languages, including sign language and Braille, and also contains animated videos, reading aloud, theater, activity books, and audio formats. .
Since April 2020, governments, universities, NGOs, media and celebrities have joined forces with the United Nations to facilitate truly global distribution of the first story in the series, the organization said. Initiatives include publishing audio versions and story workshops.
The new story can be used by parents and educators in conjunction with a guide titled “Actions for Heroes‘, which was released by the same group in February 2021 and is already available in more than 12 languages. The guide advises parents, caregivers and educators on how to create appropriate conditions for children to openly share their feelings and concerns about the pandemic, including activities based on the books in the series.