The children received support messages on June 1 in an event organized in the temporary schools in Jama, Manabí which were set up with the help of UNICEF.

In the framework of the Day of Children, UNICEF developed the campaign “Communicating Smiles”, an initiative that aims at promoting equality and solidarity among the children affected by the earthquake and also those which not.  Hence, students of a school in Quito sent their support messages to the children in Manabi.

Through “Communicating Smiles”, we created a direct communication cannel in spite of being in different locations.  Messages of encouragement and joy reminded the children affected by the earthquake, that they were not alone.  

During the event, and through games and recreational stands, children and adolescents were reminded that they have rights.