In the current situation of the pandemic, children are being affected in multiple ways. They are missing out on so many things which they used to do, their education, outdoor plays, meeting relatives, family dinners, trips with friends, etc. but now all is left is confusion and boredom. Despite all this newness, they are the ones bringing hope and spreading positivity to everyone around them.
Rainbows around the world
If you’ve stepped out of your house for essentials, you may have noticed a new creative phenomenon: drawings and paintings of rainbows appearing in the windows of local homes.
If this has moved your heart and left you baffled, then you would be happy to know the reason behind this array of kaleidoscopic work.
They are the work of children who want to spread a little joy and say thank you to front-line workers around the world helping people battling the coronavirus.
The campaign was originally started in Italy, the European country worst-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The signs originally had the slogan “andra tutto bene”, which translates to “everything is going to be OK”.
This campaign has also been widely shared on social media, and there are rainbows popping up in homes everywhere spreading optimism.
One mask is one life: Babayan siblings from Twin Falls create masks to help the community
10-year-old Dominic and his 8-year-old sister heard about the need for masks and they decided to jump in and help.
The siblings asked their mom to teach them to sew just a few weeks ago. Since then, they’ve made and donated more than a thousand masks to those in need.
Every day from 12:00 to 3:00, the Babayan family hands out hand-sewn masks at their shop, Ooh La La , in downtown Twin Falls. Each mask is carefully handled with gloves and sprayed with Lysol before it’s wrapped up and ready to distribute.
Get well cards: Surgeon’s kids’ digitized cards providing emotional support
Dr. Mara Antonoff’s (MD and physician) kids Eliana and Sam learned and understood the meaning of empathy at a very early stage of their lives. They started designing get-well cards for her patients when they were only 6 and 5 years old.
These kids have now decided to continue the tradition during the pandemic.
Isolation is the key to tackle COVID-19, patients receive the treatment with no family, no friends, and they often feel lonely.
The get-well cards make the patients feel better, but it helps her stay connected to them emotionally.
Learning from a teen is just more fun!
TutorTeen, a project started by young teens to help their Ohio community. Aidan, a junior, and Erin, a freshman, along with their 40 other high school peers, work remotely. These teens offer free homework help, coaching for music and art projects, and other services to keep children engaged and interested in learning. They offer 30-minute or 45-minute sessions, one-to-two times per week.
High school juniors feeding the unsung heroes through their NGO
The children of healthcare workers, Jeffrey Chuong, Bryce Liu, and Omar Busaidy, saw the stress coronavirus was putting not only on their parents but other medical staff as well.
Long shifts and increasing cases left healthcare professionals with little time to focus on food. As a way to give back, the high school juniors formed Food For Heroes, a nonprofit organization that coordinates the deliveries of fresh meals to healthcare workers on the frontlines.
The pandemic has affected all of us in different ways but these kids spreading positivity is a ray of hope for all of us.