In a new song and animated video supported by Community Partners International (CPI), and released on April 9, Myanmar music stars Wine Su Khine Thein and Ni Ni Khin Zaw urge people in Myanmar to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The video can be viewed on Facebook here.
The song and animated music video "Stay at Home" was launched on Facebook and TikTok as part of a campaign to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The messages in the song are particularly important as Myanmar’s New Year holiday, Thingyan, approaches. The song includes COVID-19 prevention advice, such as avoiding touching the face, and regular hand washing.
The campaign aims to reach the whole population of Myanmar with its catchy lyrics and bouncy tune. The first version is launched in Myanmar language, and in the coming days the campaign will release versions in other ethnic languages of Myanmar to reach people in all states and regions. A version with sign language interpretation will also be made available.
On TikTok, users are prompted to upload videos of themselves dancing to the song to help raise awareness. Member of CPI's team in Myanmar took up the challenge:
CPI is implementing the "Stay at Home" campaign in partnership with Tay Than Thar, Full Stop/Pote Ma, Sin Sar Bar, and Firework Productions.
The initiative is co-funded by the Access to Health Fund and Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT), and their donors: the United Kingdom, Sweden, the European Union, Switzerland, Australia, the United States of America, Canada and Ireland. Access to Health Fund and LIFT are managed by UNOPS.
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