The following report highlights some of our key insights and learning in the program and then outlines the process we used to deliver it. We hope this is helpful for others considering similar efforts.
Month: September 2022
“We trained 120 farmers from 15 different communities how to make organic fertilisers, and they are now training other members of their communities!”
I started out searching for a solution on how to help members of my local community overcome the hunger crises brought about by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to help farmers with a more cost-effective way of farming, of which the long term benefit would cut across their personal health and the environment at large.
“How can we create synergy between innovation, technology, public health, and building a better community?”
We asked ourselves what we could do differently to make an impact, and it was here that the idea of DOMPI was born: a synergy between innovation, technology, public health and the quest to continue building ever stronger communities free from violence and capable of cultivating emotional, physical and family wellbeing.
“We could actually see the impact! Over 5,000 young people have joined our online learning platform!”
Nobody tells you when to go and create impact in your community. Many times, you go out to create change because you have gone through the challenge or maybe, you have seen people experience the challenge first hand, and so it hits differently. For me,it is the latter. That has been the inspiration for my innovation journey with Vijana Tupo Initiative.
“Volunteer “Mental Health Activators” are already being trained to organize local mental health activities and distribute CareBoxes in their communities.”
In 2019, 800 Thai youths took their own lives, and over 10,000 calls from youth were received by the Thai Red Cross mental health support hotline. Mental health problems intensified due to challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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