Bhubaneswar, Mar 26 (Local Wire): The Odisha unit of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has now suggested that kids staying full time at their homes during the lock down period should be encouraged to engage in home-based activities.
The UN body believes that the lock down period is going to highly impact their activities and interfere with their social behaviour.
It has now asked parents to take special measures to ensure welfare of their kids.
Monika Neilsen, Chief, Field Office, UNICEF Odisha batted for a collaborative approach from parents and societies at large.
She said, “With the closure of schools, children are missing their classes and their friends and on a longer term, it may impact the continuity of education.
With anganwadi centers closed, young children are missing out on pre-school activities,”
Batting for innovative ways to engage the kids during the lock down period, she said, “We are working closely with the concerned departments to ensure that rights of children are protected during these testing times.
It requires a collective effort of parents and society at large to ensure the well-being of all children,”
The UN official said that it is important for families now to encourage children to follow a routine and engage them in home-based activities such as story telling, singing, creative writing and others.