Amid plans to ease lockdown in the UK, children worldwide have shared their experiences of COVID-19 restrictions in a unique e-book launched today (1 March).
Our COVID-19 Artwork contains drawings, pictures, poems and narrative from children aged four to 14, with entries depicting subjects ranging from the difficulties of social distancing to the ‘superheroes’ fighting the virus.
The book was created by the International Network for Child and Family Centred Care (INCFCC), and started at the beginning of the first UK lockdown in March 2020.
One child, 13-year-old Luyando from Zambia, wrote: “The World is falling apart, The roads are empty, the crowds too small, And no trace of life outside, none at all”.
Another child, 11-year-old Layan from Jordan, talked positively about the influence of the virus on her life explaining, "I knew the real meaning of love after we get locked down in our homes because of COVID-19”.