The power of community, communication and messaging

Many lost education and job opportunities as life inclined towards the online mode during the Covid-19 pandemic. Covid related information seldom reached the remote corners of the country. The digital divide became evident and seems to have widened even further. In this light, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) launched an initiative with UNICEF called Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE).

Women’s Digital Empowerment Training Suite by World Pulse

I have been working at Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) for the last 10 years under various programs and now I am handling Digikargha, a social enterprise that works towards the digital empowerment of weavers and artisans. I heard about World Pulse’s Global Premiere: Women’s Digital Empowerment Training Suite from our senior manager. I did a little research about them and got to know that World Pulse is an independent, women-led social network for social change.

COVID Warriors Spread Awareness Amongst 3.5 Million People

The activities conducted by an RCCE volunteer includes mitigating rumours by explaining to people about the disease, ensuring that the public follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour like using face coverings, maintaining social distancing and regularly washing hands and tackling the hesitancy towards vaccination. The volunteers also discuss with the community about some of the sensitive topics…