THERE IS A NEW VIRUS IN TOWN: A CORONAVIRUS AWARENESS BOOKLET FOR CHILDREN

On a visit to the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Abuja to distribute COVID-19 food relief items. My team and I noticed that the children had no knowledge of the virus and how to protect themselves and those they love. We went back and decided we needed to do something to educate the children on this deadly virus. This was how “There Is A New Virus In Town” was born.

There is a New Virus in Town is a book for children about the Coronavirus. It is full of engaging, colorful, fun pictures and answers key questions in simple language, appropriate for children aged five to nine, explaining what the coronavirus is, and why some places children normally go to are currently closed. It is translated into 10 languages.

OUR GOAL

We want to educate 100,000 vulnerable children in poor, hard to reach and marginalized communities about the Coronavirus in the language the understand and get them practicing ways to fight the virus in other to keep themselves and those they love safe.