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Drawing book presents message on understanding and tolerance in fighting COVID-19

A book featuring more than 100 drawings about mutual understanding, tolerance and inclusion in the fight against COVID-19 was released on Thursday by UNICEF and the Ministry of Health (MOH).

A drawing in the book 'Kindness is Contagious'.

Produced by the UNICEF and Nha Nam Publishing and Communication Company, the publication, Kindness is Contagious, features 106 artworks from children and young people who participated in an online drawing challenge.

In May 2020, UNICEF worked with the Ministry of Health to launch a campaign named 'Kindness is Contagious' to call on adolescents and young people to show solidarity for their community by promoting mutual understanding, tolerance, inclusion and by sharing innovative and creative solutions in the fight against COVID-19.

A drawing in the book 'Kindness is Contagious'.

In three months of campaign, from May to July 2020, the messages reached more than 65 million people in Vietnam and 2 million people engaged with overwhelmingly positive feedback. Several young Vietnamese artists lent their voices to the campaign including indie band Ngọt, singer Min, fashion influencer Chau Bui, and painter Tamypu.

L-R: Well-known and young guest speakers, author Dinh Tran Tuan Linh aka Le Bich Bung Phe, journalist Dinh Duc Hoang, and Founder and Director of WildAct NGO, Trang Nguyen, share their own experience about spreading kindness in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. — Photos courtesy of UNICEF

The book is the result of one of the campaign’s activities mobilising social media followers to show their creativity through drawings. It features the best drawings selected from more than 500 artworks received from children, adolescents and young people across the country during the open call on social media.

Also at the event, three well-known and young guest speakers, including journalist Dinh Duc Hoang, author Dinh Tran Tuan Linh aka Le Bich Bung Phe, and founder and director of WildAct NGO, Trang Nguyen, shared their own experience about spreading kindness in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  VNS

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