Ranchi, Jharkhand | October | 05, 2020 :: UNICEF Jharkhand in collaboration with NSS organized a virtual experience sharing session with NSS volunteers and officers from the State.
UNICEF has in the last few months organized many orientations with NSS on following safety protocols to prevent COVID-19 and to promote safe behaviors and wearing of masks among communities.
NSS coordinators play a key role in providing information on the spread and preventive measures to their volunteers and officers who create awareness. They are also the COVID-19 warriors and heroes who have been undeterred by the pandemic and are carrying their responsibility of doing social work and their service to humanity.
The volunteers in the session shared about their activities and the challenges they face in promoting safe behaviour.
Ms Astha Alang, Communication and Partnership Officer of UNICEF, Dr Brajesh Kumar, State NSS Officer, Jharkhand led the discussion with 104 volunteers and officers.
Mr Danish Khan from UNICEF spoke about the wear a mask campaign which was initiated by UNICEF, DC Ranchi along with 14 other NGOs to promote how to wear a mask appropriately especially with the restrictions being lifted on movement.
The volunteers were instrumental in creating awareness about social distancing and the proper usage of masks in times of COVID 19. They have also made masks themselves and distributed it along with sanitisers. They also spread awareness through paintings and Nukkad Nataks.
Blood donation camps for COVID-19 patients and other patients in need of blood were organised by NSS.
They also conducted social media campaigns to spread the right messages and for people to follow safety protocol guidelines.
UNICEF has been instrumental in sharing correct messages regarding COVID 19 with the NSS volunteers and officers for spreading awareness.