The KSCF Virtual Volunteer Programme was launched on April 22, 2020 during Covid-19 lockdown for people to volunteer from home, learn about child rights issues and give their time, talent and energy towards spreading awareness about fighting social evils such child labour, child sexual abuse, child trafficking, and child marriage. The programme is designed to bring out the inner-activist in each virtual volunteer.
Child Sexual Abuse Campaign
During our Child Sexual Abuse campaign, virtual volunteers first learnt all about child sexual abuse, the laws in place, how predators that lurk online, how justice is served, how complaints are made. They created awareness materials for parents, teachers and children. They learnt through role-plays about how to speak to children and adults about child sexual abuse. Through conversations with their friends and family, they learnt about how common it is and why children don’t feel like they can speak up.They prepared reach-out plans to speak to build awareness amongst their circles. Together our virtual volunteers reached out to over 2100 people to sensitize them about child sexual abuse.
From all the amazing materials that our virtual volunteers developed, we put together the Child Sexual Abuse Handbook – which will be used for spreading awareness about child sexual abuse among young children, older children and adult caregivers.
To see all the work by KSCF Virtual Volunteers on the Child Sexual Abuse campaign, visit Be The Hummingbird Blog.
Virtual Volunteer Programme Objectives
To enhance volunteer knowledge on child rights issue and become aware citizens
To create a group of active citizens who are aware and empowered change agents. They engage in their own communities and raise awareness for prevention of child sexual abuse, child labour, child trafficking and child labour
To build creatives such as videos, posters, artwork, comic strips, articles, poetry, songs, and mass awareness tools to support KSCF’s mission
Virtual Volunteer Programme Format
- Orientation programme with a reflection activity and quiz provides introduction to topic
- Specific assignments so that virtual volunteers created content that they submitted on our blog.
- Regular webinars where they learn about different aspects of the campaign topic through discussion, role plays and speakers. Selected virtual volunteers will also be given a chance to present.
- Collaboration using online tools such as quizzes, surveys, blogs, google documents to make our virtual volunteers feel like a team.