The Kolisi Foundation, founded by Siya and Rachel Kolisi with a vision to change the narratives of inequality in South Africa, has joined forces with Roche, the world's largest biotech company, to launch a children's book geared at teaching children about Covid-19.
The book, 'Keto and Zuri Learn About Covid-19', not only helps children understand Covid-19, but it teaches them the importance of health and safety behaviours to protect themselves and keep family and friends safe.
'Keto and Zuri Learn About Covid-19' will aid parents and caregivers across Africa in explaining the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of continuing practices like mask-wearing and handwashing, by sharing scientific facts in an "easily digestible, approachable manner".
"We recognize the confusion and concern that children may be facing as a result of the pandemic and the changed behaviours of those around them. Similarly, we know the difficulties many parents and caregivers share in explaining scientific facts and public health policies to their children," said Bart Vanhauwere, Area Head Africa at Roche.
"We often notice that the families we meet need information in addition to more practical support. This is why the Kolisi Foundation is proud to partner in the creation of this book," said Valerie Anderson, Kolisi Foundation Operations and Programmes Manager.
Roche and the Kolisi Foundation, with the support of Transnet and the One by One Target Covid Campaign, have released the book for download in seven languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa Setswana, Portuguese and French. and a number of free printed copies will be distributed throughout Africa.
Download 'Keto and Zuri Learn about Covid-19' for free here.
Submitted to Parent24 by Roche.
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