Reimagine Our Children's Future

Highlights Of NDTV-UNICEF #Reimagine Telethon: An Initiative To Protect Most Vulnerable Children Affected By COVID-19

Children are the forgotten victims of the pandemic. COVID has severely affected not just children's health but has caused many of them to drop out of school. Family incomes are badly hit and so is children's nutrition and health including timely immunisation. With lockdowns being relaxed, things will improve but will not get back to normal for a very long time – during which time lives, educations and futures will be lost. Help us protect our most vulnerable children. The pandemic has shown that every child is at risk. Let's reimagine our children's future. Join NDTV and UNICEF's special campaign, 'Reimagine Our Children's Future.'

The campaign aims to help protect the most vulnerable children affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Without immediate funding and key lifesaving interventions like health care, nutrition, and immunization, an additional 1,600 children could die in India everyday over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weaken health systems and disrupt routine services. Without our interventions and investments – of ideas, resources and heart - these children will have no future. It is in our hands to ensure that these forgotten victims of a catastrophic global crisis are given a future.

Here are the Highlights of the #Reimagine Telethon:

Nov 22, 2020
20:31 (IST)
Our kids need to keep learning at this time more than ever before: Shaheen Mistri, CEO, Teach For India

What's really getting in the way of learning is hardware and putting hardware in the hands of kids, especially kids from low income backgrounds. However tough it is, we need to do this. We need to raise the funds. We need to get hardware to them. 

We need to figure out security on those devices. We need to figure out how to teach our kids in ways that not only continues their academic learning, but really finds ways to build culture, foster wellbeing, and really meet the needs that our kids have. 

Leadership is really required today in this time, more than ever before. Our kids don't just have learning needs, they have wellbeing needs. They're worried, they're stressed. They're exposed to all of the issues of isolation. They're exposed to higher levels of violence. We need leaders for our children who will talk to them, who will listen to them, who will help them find solutions and who above all are going to do whatever it takes to keep them learning.

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About The Campaign

COVID is not just a health crisis. It is a child rights crisis, affecting children's lives in all ways imaginable. With lockdowns being relaxed, things will improve but will not get back to normal for a very long time – during which time lives, educations and futures will be lost. 

 

The greatest long term impact of this pandemic will be on our children. With the health, nutrition, immunization, education, mental health and physical safety of our children severely impacted, Covid-19 has only made a bad situation even worse. Without our interventions & investments – of ideas, resources & heart - these children will have no future. It is in our hands to ensure that these forgotten victims of a catastrophic global crisis are given a future. We need to reimagine tomorrow, we need to reimagine our children’s future.

 

The pandemic has shown that all of us have  a role to play. Children have faced many crises around the world in history - including in India. The pandemic has shown that every child is at risk. But it has also shown what we can do when we come together. 

About The Partner

UNICEF India is committed in its continued support to the Government in this extraordinary journey of development to reach every child everywhere in India. Our goal is to enable every child born in India to have the best start in life, to thrive and to develop to her or his full potential. To achieve this we use our technical expertise together with partners to tackle the root of several, deeply entrenched structural challenges.  

 

UNICEF works to promote and protect the rights of children across India. We have spent 70 years in India working to improve the lives of children and their families. With some 450 staff members working in 17 states that together cover 90 per cent of India’s child population - largest field presence among UN agencies – we are well positioned to reach the country’s most vulnerable children.

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF has launched Reimagine – an urgent appeal to governments, the public, donors and the private sector to support UNICEF’s efforts to respond, recover and reimagine a world severely impacted by COVID-19. UNICEF India relies on the support and donations from businesses and individuals to sustain and expand health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education and child protection programmes for all girls and boys in India