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GTP camp helped me find answers to many of the questions, which were there inside since long, but conventional teaching wasn’t helping.
I got to interact and make bonds with people from different sectors of society and know their perspective towards different social issues.
Studying in a medical college, I read so many issues, but wasn’t aware of their gravity inside the society, and how much gap there is between modern science and people.
Dr Vipendra Rajpoot
MBBS, Aiims Raipur.
Pursuing MS Surgery PGI Chandigarh
Go To The People Youth Camp (GTP) is an initiative to bring together a group of socially aware and sensitive people who excel in various fields. Here we conduct a series of camps structured to provide these hardworking youths a platform for understanding themselves, the society they live in and work towards finding possible approaches to social contribution.
GTP camp enables these youths search the meaning of their life by a journey inward which helps them explore themselves, and eventually a journey outwards to understand the surrounding environment and challenges it brings along with it. GTP camp believes in creating friendship with the youth for life and strives to build a strong relationship to support and grow together in his/her journey towards life
Covid 1st and second wave caused immense panic and it lead to spread of misinformation among the people. This caused a lot of suffering and distress in both rural and urban areas. Responding to this scenario needed integration of both, the health sector and technology.
We Decided to intervene and came up with Hopeline which works for receiving calls from all over India for information and guidance on COVID, and also actively calling the health workers to support them on updated knowledge in COVID and ways to tackle it at the community level.
COVID-19 is accompanied with spread of a lot of misinformation and instilled fear in the minds of people. The present COVID pandemic situation demands an effective communication so that people can easily get access to authentic medical information, solve any queries and alleviate any psychological distress in them. To address this issue, Yumetta foundation with help of SOCHARA and some well-wishers have come forward with “COVID-19 Helpline named “HOPELINE”
Deaths in COVID occurred by both medical and social reasons. Social reasons included people not knowing danger signs of COVID causing delay in referral for treatment.
If we can train village health workers and educate people regarding the danger signs of the covid and when to get referred, we can save many lives.
This will be the mainstay of dealing with COVID during upcoming waves as it is here to stay with us. We need to figure out to deal with these waves efficiently and not have Knee-Jerk reactions whenever a new wave comes. We need to prepare our community and the health system for upcoming waves in the future.
During 2nd wave of COVID, our country was unprepared and lost many lives. We tried studying all factors leading to this huge number of deaths. This study helped us understand that the inability to know the danger signs of COVID and late referrals were the two main causes
which lead to such high number of deaths.
We decided to not let our guards down and keep us ready for any potential third wave.
We developed a unique Screening Tool which categories COVID patient in Green, Yellow and Red zone. This is a simple tool which enables village health workers or health volunteers to know which person can get serious illness based on few simple parameters and advise for early referral. Use of this tool can save many lives in upcoming waves of covid by identifying dangers signs & timely referral of the serious patient.
I am the first tribal youth in India who has started the first Space Science Centre – Anuja Space Observation Centre in the district called Kasa.
The centre provides free space observation information through telescopes and other scientific instruments and training to children in rural areas at no cost.
The centre organizes many programs such as science exhibitions, education trips, misconceptions about eclipses, eradication of superstitions. Till date, over 10,000 children have visited the centre. The main objective of this centre is to get large number of children from rural areas to shine in the field of astronomy nationally and internationally.
During the pandemic, Yumetta Foundation helped me with resources so that I could continue my work of educating the tribal students in the field of Astronomy and develop interest in them about this amazing subject.
We believe that people who work for the society, should be responsibility of the society.
We are grateful to all those people who work tirelessly for the upliftment of the society and are responding to various issues and inequalities. Such people bring qualitative change in the society. We feel that it is our duty to take care of their health, work and overall wellbeing. Through this I2H Gratitude Fellowship, we are committed to help such individuals as much as we can.
Through the fellowship, we provide resources and support to youths who have recently started to work for any social cause and are striving to bring positive change in that field.
During COVID wave, there was a lot of misinformation & panic among the health workers at field level. Health workers were confused giving out COVID information & counselling people, when they were themselves on the edge due to changing situation every now & then.
Yumetta team took it as a task to train the health workers at field level. The training included updated COVID information & preparedness of health workers for safety and support of themselves & their family members.
This helped health workers from various places to be confident in the field and help the people in as many ways as possible.
During any epidemic or pandemic, safeguarding the health workforce is of paramount importance.
This gives them confidence, that they are taken care of, and also boost their morale to work dedicatedly for the health of the community.
Providing updated knowledge, adequate safety gears and support for any issues in the field is the mainstay of working in difficult situations like the pandemic.
A motivated health worker in turn diffuses the panic and tension in the community and people are benefitted by feeling a sense of relief in times of need.
In each wave of COVID, we witnessed flooding of social media with misinformation & fake news. This caused panic, confusion & disbelief among the people regarding this pandemic and many were not following COVID appropriate behaviour. This resulted in loss of life and caused sufferings for people when they were eventually hit hard by covid. We decided to respond it by making authentic posters, audios and videos on COVID specific themes and translated these posters in various regional languages.
For this work, volunteers from all over the country joined hands and we could make more than 600 posters for spread of authentic and updated information about COVID.
We have faced 3 waves of covid. It has shut down our country and caused many deaths and huge sufferings to people. During all these 3 waves, one thing was common outright – Fake news and large scale of misinformation on the social media. This led to confusion among people and chaos. Due to confusion created by fake news, many people are not following instructions on
wearing masks, hand washing, physical distancing even now. Many people are not vaccinated due to such large scale misinformation. So we need to have a system to make and spread authentic information on prevention, wearing masks, physical distancing, hand washing and vaccination. And our message
needs to reach as many as possible through social media.
Lockdown brought us face to face with stark inequalities in our country. Many of the people were very vulnerable and had no means to earn a living & lead a life with dignity.
We were shocked to see this side of the life and decided to intervene. We tried out best to reach the most marginalised and vulnerable like the geriatric community, the LGBTQ+ community, sex workers,slums dwellers, and tried to support them with their immediate needs.
Life can be so harsh in such a crisis for vulnerable people and the pandemic showed us how it has affected the lives of millions of people in every way possible. But it also showed us the indomitable human spirit and how we did wonders together.
Lockdown and hardships went hand in hand during the pandemic. Many people lost their jobs and worst affected were the vulnerable people.
We tried to locate these people and with help of local organizations, we supported them with grocery, medicines, masks, some employment opportunities, educational material or equipment’s like Tab, etc.
Though this help was for a very short period, the people were in grave need of it at that time period.
Our country is dynamic in many ways & it has a long standing history of crisis, at personal, societal and national level. All these contribute to stress, discrimination, injustice and affect the psychological & emotional wellbeing of people.
We need to collaborate to respond to these issues in a more holistic and multidimensional ways.
In the coming years, we will see pandemic of mental health issues and we need to be prepared from today to tackle them efficiently at personal and community level.
Innumerable disasters and crisis situations keep affecting our country and its people. During such time, responding to it in multidimensional way becomes very necessary.
In the last few disasters and crisis situation at various places in India, Yumetta tried to respond to the situation with a need based approach and tried to build the capacity of the community to face such crisis in a more resilient way. During the disasters like Cyclone Amphan, Cyclone Nisarga, Refugee Crisis in Assam , Yumetta’s Disaster team tried to respond to it holistically by providing support like Groceries, regular-use items , Medical camps, etc and we could empower the local people with required trainings to sustain during these hard times.
Covid Crisis was new for us and it bought new set of issues and challenges. Sometimes it presented with social disruption and other times it was failure of health system and panic.
But due to the team efforts and support from many other indivuduals, administration and organisations, we could respond to these covid crisis in multiple ways.
Bus Train and food arrangements for Migrants.
PPE, Masks, Sanitisers, Oxygen Concetrators, Pulse Oximeters, etc for Hospitals serving in rural areas.
Our team of volunteers from all over India, have committed themselves for volunteering selflessly to support India through this crisis. We are using our strong network all over India to collaborate and support our nation during this crisis.
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Third Wave of Corona Virus infection is in India. It has caused shut down of our country and many deaths. We need to stop it from growing beyond current peak and reduce significantly. But still people are not following instructions on hand washing and physical distancing. Also there is large scale flooding of fake messages and misinformation. So we need to make and spread good authentic information about prevention, physical distancing and hand washing. And our message need to reach as maximum people as possible through virtual social media.