This program was designed to provide necessary information about the COVID-19 pandemic to less-informed sections of the populace, so that they could incorporate these learnings into their pandemic-impacted daily life. These included pandemic information, downloading the government’s Arogya Setu app, understanding contact tracing, purchases using QR codes, non- contact banking, money transfers, opening RD / FD accounts with mobile banking apps and various UPI apps.
The number of enrolled participants was 3,69,022. Participants: 90% women, 10% men
Covid and Vaccination Education Program
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was severe in India, with more than 3 lakh cases being reported every day. One of the critical issues facing the administration was lack of adequate and accurate information, especially in a scenario of panic and misinformation. Information and education was critical to controlling the steep upward spike.
Parinaam Foundation created a plan to educate the many urban poor communities it works with. We worked with Noora Healthcare to develop a Corona Education Module. The module has two main segments — the first segment about the basics of COVID-19 which talk about the disease, signs, symptoms, effective preventive techniques, home isolation/quarantine guidelines etc.; the second segment about vaccinations, their benefits, managing side effects, how to register, COVID appropriate behaviour post-vaccination etc.
After the education module was developed, we trained our field staff working in the communities, who took the message across to their beneficiaries. A total of 3,000 families were educated through this awareness program and 12,000 masks were distributed to the beneficiaries.