The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as part of its 'Young Warrior' campaign, aims to train 5 million youth to fight against the Covid-19. The Board urges the school leaders to encourage any student or teacher between the age group of 10 to 30 years to join this initiative and for the safety of themselves, their communities, their families, and the nation.
According to the CBSE, a number of tasks will be assigned to the young warriors such as vaccine registration, Covid appropriate behaviours, access to health and essential services, and myth-busting. The CBSE statement on May 21 read, "YoungWarrior is a nationwide movement to engage 5 million youth and impact 50 million people to take action against Covid-19."
The CBSE in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, YuWaah-UNICEF, and a multi-stakeholder consortium of more than 950 partners started this movement.
How to Join The 'Young Warrior' Movement
Step 1: Go to WhatsApp and type YWA and send it to +91 96504 14141, or give a missed call on 080-66019225.
Step 2: Once participants join, they can inspire 10 or more young people from the age group 10-30 years to join the movement.
Step 3: Commit to taking action against COVID-19 by posting a message on social media with the line 'I am a #youngwarrior'.
Step 4: Tag at least five friends on each post.
The works will be hosted in 10 regional languages for the convenience of participants and citizens. The first is called UReport which is a technology-based chat-bot platform (WhatsApp YWA to +91 9650414141).
The second is an Interactive and Voice Response (IVR) based platform (missed call on 08066019225) for people who do not have WhatsApp or internet, and the third is through community radio for youths who do not have access to phone or internet, mentioned the CBSE statement.
This will be supported by the corresponding state-specific information tools through the Knowledge and Learning Hub (prachicp.com/youngwarriors/) and composite education modules that are adolescent and youth-friendly. Positive stories will be promoted and shared on social media by partners and influencers.
Participants will also receive a certificate for their role in coping with Covid-19.
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