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San Raffaele and Maga Animation for a social education project

07 April 2020
Medicine

A video animation to explain COVID-19

A scientific dissemination and health education project specifically dedicated to children and young primary school students to explain the "Coronavirus emergency" in a correct and fun way.

The idea was born from Prof. Anna Odone, Associate of General Hygiene at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. As a teacher at the Postgraduate School in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine UniSR, she felt the need to convey educational scientific contents that simply explained the current situation, starting from the question: "Why are schools shut down?". Characteristic of this emergency was the active involvement of people, called to adopt unusual lifestyles, including children who, inexplicably in their eyes, have been home from school for weeks.

"I had made texts for my children's school, but I reasoned that it would be a nice idea to animate them with a cartoon, to make it available to everyone".

Maga Animation Studio took care of the creation and production of the video animation, a project for which Maga collaborated pro bono. With the help of the cute little brothers Leo and Giulia, forced into the home due to the current pandemic, children will learn what coronavirus is, how it is transmitted, what an epidemic and pandemic are, and how even children can help prevent 'infection. The contents, designed for the 5-11 age group, are accessible for children of that age, but scientifically correct and rigorous, validated by the San Raffaele scientific experts.

The video is available on the UniSR Youtube platform: watch Leo and Giulia: Us just like you!

 

The initiative is fully part of the Public Engagement activities to which San Raffaele Campus has devoted itself for years with passion and enthusiasm, with the aim to promoting a culture of health and prevention in society and in the territory, through the opportunities of involvement and mutual learning between scientists and the public.

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