Educate Girls Joins UNICEF And YuWaah’s #YoungWarriors Movement
Educate Girls, a non-profit working in the most rural and remote villages of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to bridge gender and literacy gaps through girls’ education, has joined the #YoungWarrior Movement in its fight against COVID-19.
Nearly 5,800 Team Balika volunteers from Educate Girls, between the age of 18 and 30 years, have registered as Young Warriors and pledged their support to take positive action in their villages and communities.
The Young Warrior Movement has been initiated by the Young People, Ministry of Youth Affairs (MoYAS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), YuWaah, UNICEF and 1,350+ partners, to engage 5 million young people to take action against COVID-19, and cumulatively impact the lives of 50 million people across India. Through this movement, young people are engaged in easy real-life tasks to encourage families and community members to get vaccinated, curb COVID-related misinformation through fake-news busting tools, promote and amplify information on COVID-appropriate behaviour, among other important initiatives. In the last two months, more than 6 million young people have taken action as a part of the #YoungWarrior Movement.
The tasks are hosted on both tech and non-tech platforms in 12 regional languages. When young volunteers complete the tasks, they are equipped with information to take the first steps to secure themselves, their families, and their communities.
Educate Girls is also collaborating with YuWaah for multiple pieces of training for its community volunteers that will enable them to tackle issues like gender-based violence, caring for people with disabilities, among other initiatives as part of the collaboration.
Young People can join the #YoungWarrior movement through any of the following ways:
- Type ‘YWA’ and send it to +91 96504 14141 on WhatsApp (linked to a tech-based chat-bot platform called U-Report);
- Give a missed call to 080-66019225 (an Interactive Voice Response (IVR)-based platform for those without WhatsApp / Internet service on their phones)
- Take the pledge, post ‘I am a #YoungWarrior’ & tag 5 friends. Log on to yuwaah.org or visit its social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. (Need to hyperlink the social media pages and website)
- Search for UReportIndia on Telegram.
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