The programme forms a key part of Cityzens Giving partner, Magic Bus India Foundation’s COVID-19 response efforts across the country.
Magic Bus delivered online training to 75 young leaders who went on to make regular phone calls to 15,600 families over an eight week period.
During the calls, young leaders provided children and parents with the latest information and guidance around COVID-19, and ways to stay positive, safe and active during the crisis, signposting to additional support where needed.
Young leaders also discussed with call recipients topics including the importance of education and addressing emotional needs such as frustration, fear or stress.
TECNO Mobile provided handsets to five young leaders who documented their experiences of staying connected in a crisis and how they continued to support their communities remotely.
Avishek, age 20, Young Leader said: “The Covid-19 phone call project is really very important to me, because it can generate awareness about the coronavirus into my community’s children and also to their parents
"As a young leader I want to make a difference in my community and this project helps me to deliver that.”
Arijeet Talpatra, CEO of Transsion India (TECNO Mobile parent company), said: “During the pandemic, it all comes down to going the extra mile to ensure the health & safety of our consumers.
"Thus, together with City Football Group, we have initiated this programme to help young leaders communicate with children & parents, equipping them with important health & safety guidelines as well as encouraging them to stay optimistic.
"The power of technology is to help more people through advanced methods. TECNO Mobile has always been committed to letting more people enjoy a safer and better life through our technology and innovation.
"We are happy to join hands with City Football Group to deliver social responsibility and help children and parents in need to overcome this tough time and we won’t stop looking for new opportunities to help.”
For more information on Magic Bus India Foundation, visit https://www.magicbus.org/
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