The COVID-19 pandemic is a cascading disaster giving rise to innumerable problems, not least of which is the rise of mental health issues in both adults and children. Research shows that feelings of anxiety, isolation and depression are now common.
Lockdowns have trapped children in their homes, isolating them from the people and resources that could help them. Many relied on school to act as safety nets and safe spaces. Many girls are unlikely to ever return to school; socio-economic pressures have led to a dramatic increase in child marriage and trafficking.
Anyone can use our Pandemic Recovery Activities to help build resilience through joyful play, art, games and song.
The activities are designed around the understanding that every child learns differently, ensuring no child is left behind.