COVID-19 trainings-awareness, response and self-sustainability by Earth5R
It has been almost one and a half months since the lockdown started in India. Countries all over the world have also experienced lockdown since January. The outbreak of coronavirus seems to increase day by day. Although there are few countries where the outbreak is not as severe, globally the death toll is increasing as the days pass by.
Earth5R has initiated an online training, with a mission to create awareness, responsiveness and self sustainability among people. The training provides action based guidelines for dealing with the outbreak, protecting and creating immunity to fight against infection and slowing down the spread of coronavirus. The training is conducted in different languages to increase its penetration and effectiveness among the locals
Our team has successfully conducted training through various channels-
1. Conference video calls
Earth5R team has conducted video-based calls through Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype and other such online digital softwares. It was an effective method as the team was able to share the screen and present it to the audience. Taking advantage of screen-sharing and audio features, Earth5R team was able to spread awareness and knowledge among the audience. As the training was live, it was easier to clarify doubts and create clarity with regard to the actionable guide created in the training.
Conference video calls through various platforms helped Earth5R to train the audience with live presentation
2. Telephonic training
Earth5R team has also conducted training via telephone for those who do not have smartphones or computers. The training through telephonic mode was conducted for house support staff, people living in slums, security staff and other workmen who are serving residence. The effectiveness of the training was good as it was one to one training.
Telephonic training has helped Earth5R to reach communities that do not have access to smartphones.
3. Social Media live
Earth5R also utilised the opportunity to create live training using live video options on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook . The Earth5R team conducted live training in various languages. The benefit through this method was that the audience was able to get quick access. It also helped us to have live conversation with the audience in the comment section. For those who were not able to make it, the training was recorded and posted over the feed.
Live training on social media platforms has helped us to connect with audience.
4. Virtual Presentation
Interns of Earth5R have also virtually conducted presentations through slides containing information on training. The presentation helps the audience to visually learn and understand the training through simple language and images.
Virtual presentation of the training is easy to understand and interpret.
5. Social Media Posters
Image and video content in relation with the training has helped Earth5R to spread awareness passively. The content is created on the topics of the training and shared on a regular basis.
Training through info-graphics and videos on social media has made the training more effective to the public.
6. Training in regional languages
Considering the diversity in language across the world, Volunteers from different locations have conducted the training in their local languages. This has immensely helped to make the training more effective as it has managed to involve many locals.
Since there is a lot of misinformation and a lot of them are vague and unclear, Earth5R has created a simplified and concise training to create self-sustainability habits that help fight against coronavirus.
Training is done in various local languages, considering the diversity among different communities.
The training through these methods were immensely successful and the response was overwhelming. Every participant in the training realises the importance of this training. The training so far has been impactful because it involves practical tips and techniques accustomed to different communities, including people who do not have access to basic technology and software.
It has been designed in a way where people having lack of resources also have access to this awareness training. The information was reliable and easy to understand which resulted in great response from the audience. The training is backed by scientific facts which helped us create more impact. The training is created within the guidelines provided by doctors, WHO and CDC. The audience is asked to further conduct this training making it more accessible to large audience, creating a chain of training.
Scaling up the training
Earth5R has been approached by the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) department of many companies and governments as well. Since the coronavirus pandemic is a global issue, many authorities in companies and governments have shown interest in our training programme.
We are also looking out to contact investors who can help us scale this training on a larger level. We are also looking to partner with WHO to scale up this training at a global level.
Any organisation, officials or interested people, who would like to contribute to this programme can reach out to Earth5R via email or call/ whatsapp us at +91 9920045587
Earth5R is an environmental organization from India with its head office at Mumbai. It works with the NGO sector, Companies and helps them conduct environmental corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs across India. Earth5R specializes in circular economy based projects. Earth5R also offers short term and long term environmental courses.
Earth5R is conducting large-scale online training on COVID 19 Coronavirus prevention, response, management and self-sustainability. These trainings are conducted on digital platforms in regional languages across India and other countries.
Earth5R’s Global Sustainability Hub is a cross-sector and cross-country collaboration in pursuit of UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is an excellent opportunity for governments and the private sector to engage with communities, use Sustainability-based models to drive economic changes and create social and environmental impact.
Written by Anu Chaudhari