With the world on lockdown, it has become apparent that children need activities to be completing during these tough times. The first positive case in Nepal was confirmed on 23 January 2020 and the numbers are still rising. The country-wide lockdown came into effect on 24 March 2020. Since then, all schools, Universities, outdoor activities and businesses have been forced to close. Looking at the current data and the Government mismanagement of the crisis, it seems recovery is going to be a long time in the making. This has started to take a toll on school children’s physical and psychological health, along with their ability to socialise with classmates.
Hence, Mr Bigyan Prajapati, an artist and the creator of Baucha O Maicha characters, is stepping forward to help kids in primary school with an array of fun activities. He has personally organised a series of workshops in 2015, called “Colour Baucha-O-Maicha”, when Nepal was hit by a deadly earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and injured a further 22,000.
So during this current COVID-19 pandemic, he has once again stepped up to organise a campaign to help primary school kids. He has planned to print over 10,000 copies of a colouring book featuring his famous Baucha-O-Maicha characters. A series of colouring workshops for primary school children will be setup to distribute free copies of his colouring books with colouring pencils/crayons.