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Kampala — Today, Uganda’s first edutainment book designed to inspire and empower children to speak up about the COVID-19 crisis and its effects on their day-to-day lives was released. Rehmah Kasule, a renowned Ugandan author, social innovator, gender and youth development expert, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has published, the Kids Voice book, titled: Zara & Mika Lead Positive Life Change in their Community.

The book features a collection of stories from children around Uganda. Through the stories the children, aged 8 to 13, share their perspectives and life experiences during the pandemic. The book also includes fun and engaging activities that allow children to engage with exercising gratitude, reflection, critical thinking, and problem- solving skills to build resilience in coping, surviving, and thriving during difficult times.

The book, published in hard copy, in e-version, and as an audio book, was created through the ongoing Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign aimed at promoting resilience and recovery among communities in Uganda.

The book is targeted at children in Uganda and the rest of Africa, as well as their parents and guardians. It will be available to children for free, through public and community libraries, on Rehmah Kasule’s website, Kids Voice partner programs such as; Forum for Education NGOs in Uganda and, effective today.