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Sikhaba iCOVID-19

Sikhaba iCOVID-19 is a series of radio segments that brought daily COVID-related updates, news and answers from experts to a national audience.

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Masked Heroes Magazine, Issue 1: Support for Community Care Workers

Masked Heroes is an initiative of the DG Murray Trust aimed at providing informational and other support to community care workers. The Masked Hero Campaign is aimed at limiting community transmission of the COVID-19 virus, which is crucial in flattening the curve and enabling health services to cope over the next three to six months. […]

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Pregnancy, Childbirth and breastfeeding during COVID-19

The World Health Organisation has issued these useful infographics on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on each image below to download it and share it.

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Super 3 and the Worry Worm

SUPER 3 AND THE WORRY WORM was written by Gareth Newman and Yumna Sadan. The colourful story is designed to help children cope with the anxiety of going back to school. Click on the image below to download the book:

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A Difficult Day: An animated story to help kids deal with lockdown

A DIFFICULT DAY is a children’s book written by Lauren Bates and illustrated by Clinton Jones. Children can join Tapiwa and her friends as they face the realities of the lockdown and find ways to survive and thrive through their connections with each other and loved ones. Watch the narrated video version below.

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The Inside Book by Matthew Griffiths

THE INSIDE BOOK is a children’s book explaining COVID-19 and why self-isolation is one of the strategies for curbing the spread. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK:

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Positive Parenting in the age of COVID-19

The following tools are the work of World Health Organization, UNICEF, End Violence, Internet of Good Things, Parenting for Lifelong Health, USAID, UKRI GCRF Accelerating Achievement for Africa‚Äôs Adolescents Hub, and the Centres for Disease Control. In a time during which an estimated 80% of the world’s school-going population are not able to attend school, […]

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Reading for Meaning Activities Guide for Parents

Reading for Meaning is an initiative of the Zero Dropout Campaign. The campaign aims to halve the rate of school dropout by 2030. Specifically, Zero Dropout works to: Increase national awareness of the problem of school dropout and spur action towards addressing it; Identify and demonstrate what it takes to help children make it through […]

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My Hero is You: A Storybook for Children on COVID-19

My Hero is You was developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, and written with the input from parents, teachers, and children from 104 countries around the world. The story speaks to the mental health issues children may be experiencing during this time. It’s free […]

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Let’s play and learn and grow together

This guide takes you through a few ways in which you can engage small children on big topics such as identity, family and health. Content developed by the Department of Basic Education and UNICEF South Africa.