There are millions of children around the world, struggling to cope with these new circumstances. Away from school and adjusting to online classes, locked down at home and unable to meet other people, limited to their bedrooms and unable to express themselves… all of this has been affecting their mental well-being.
Voice of youth, a platform for children to share their voices, encouraged children and youth across the world to express themselves through art, illustrations or comics, sending messages of support and kindness with others, taking care of their mental health, and trying to adapt to this new (temporary) normal.
Here are some visual messages by children and youth from across the world.
“I missed school and I missed my teachers. I was scared of how I was supposed to learn even though our last exams were over. I mostly work out through dance and stretching, and I started practising meditation. I love to draw comics and I am enjoying doing that right now.”
“We think of you.”
“To every healthcare worker working during this difficult time.”
“Stay home and take care of yourself.”
“I wash my hands and I stay home.”
“All of it will be washed off, no traces left. Though it will be possible only when mankind grasps its faith and perception of the situation.”