• Haein Shin

What ICT Center Global trainees know on COVID19

With COVID19, the ICT Center classes and operations in our sites in India, Rwanda, Uganda and Myanmar have come to a temporary slow down.


We continue to keep the communication channel with our trainees open, however, given site specifications and limitations, communication can be challenging.


Before the ICT Center classes closed for COVID19 measures, the ICT Center Managers in each site shared COVID19 knowledge with trainees and youth.


Thank you to Srinivas, Navatha, Munmun, John for getting the information out!


Here are some 1-line responses we received from our trainees, collected through WhatsApp text message, voice message, pictures of written pieces-- we get creative when we have to communicate during isolation and quarantine!


IN JUST A FEW WORDS, WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID19?

*Cough, fever and tiredness.

*Dry cough, headache, and fever.

*Cough, fever and headache.

*Fever, chest pain, chills, rapid heartbeat, breathing difficulties, Pneumonia, and kidney failure.

*Cough, fever, rapid heartbeat


IN JUST 1 SENTENCE, WHAT ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO TO STOP THE SPREAD?

*Stay at home, use mask and sanitize frequently.

*Sanitize, hand wash.

*Do not panic and if anybody visits your home from outside first tell them to hand wash and use sanitize.

*Follow all the safety rules and regulations directed by the government because your safety is in your hands.

*If you buy anything from outside first wash or clean it with lukewarm water before using it.(--> please use soap and sanitizer or disinfectants!)

*COVID19 is a virus whose medicine has not been discovered so please stay at home and follow safety rules and support the Indian government in this mission.

*Hand wash, use a mask, and take steam along with gurgle by adding salt and turmeric. (--> we haven't found research on salt and tumeric gargle on COVID19, but hygiene practices are indeed important) 


We also received questions from our trainees, from which we will plan a video session to address the questions. Be on the look out for the session schedule via https://www.edforsd.org/spring-2020-schedule


One of our trainees, Sindhu from Mahabubnagar wrote a piece on COVID19:








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