In the lead up to World Children’s Day on November 20, the SAT-7 PARS program Hashtag launched a campaign to encourage young viewers to visualize a future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words – and these children’s drawings speak volumes of their hope for the future.
“Through this campaign, we want to encourage children to put their hope in God during these times of crisis, to trust in God, and that He will surely see them through difficult times,” shares Parastoo Poortaheri, Presenter of Hashtag. “We also want our viewers to look towards the future with a hope and a joy that comes from the Lord.”
“After the coronavirus, children will be happier and celebrate Children’s Day,” shares Mariam in her message with her celebratory drawing.
This drawing was made by a young girl called Saeede, with the image on the right representing her current situation, and the left representing her hope for the future. In her message, she shares that she can’t wait for the pandemic to be over, so that “we will be happy again.”
This drawing was made by a girl called Donya – whose name means “world” in English – and here she depicts the world being free of the virus.
“After the coronavirus, the world will be beautiful, green, and full of love and more joy for everyone,” writes Sarah on her beautiful drawing. The two girls on the right are thanking God for the pandemic coming to an end.
Mahan depicts celebrating his birthday together with friends and family.
This picture was painted by Farnoosh. “After the coronavirus, the world will be calmer, and the world will be more beautiful, without any sickness that came with the virus. Amen,” she writes.
“Hopefully, after the coronavirus, we can go back to church and will not have to wear masks,” shares Diana.