“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, & the passion to reach for the stars to change the world” – Harriet Tubman
In today’s world, when we think to create an impact to build awareness in our society, social media channels serve as a powerful platform. Whether it’s about connecting with people or educating the right audience or promoting social welfare activities or building communities to discuss & share related thinking, social media plays an important role in shaping our lives. With the ease of internet access, the number of social media users in India stand at 376.1 million in 2020. The volunteering act as a social media ambassador at NASSCOM Foundation had been an inspiring opportunity to me & gave me a new dimension to my life. While I was working full time, I became member of MyKartavya in developing content and engaging the audience for several social media campaigns.
NASSCOM Foundation focuses on major societal causes such as health & nutrition, digital literacy, support Indian Youth for Skill Development, gender equality, climate action & so on & so forth. While dealing with these social causes, I gained insights regarding various socio-economic challenges India is facing currently & the initiatives taken to mitigate those challenges. Moreover, during the project, I could network with other like-minded people who are supporting similar causes & we could learn from each other by sharing our viewpoint on similar aspects. This ever evolving network augmented the reach of my social media posts to a bigger audience with increased number of viewers. As a part of the project, I came across the innovative minds who were thinking of different environment friendly solutions to combat environment pollution. Recently, I have been working with another NGO Sayfty who partnered with NASSCOM Foundation and is engaged in specific societal causes related to women empowerment. I had been responsible for developing connect via social media with the NGOs related to women empowerment, mental health & legal support for women in different parts of India
The varied kind of involvement in different social causes broadened my scope of learning & has been a great way to gain experience in my area of interest. Volunteering gave me the opportunity to practice important skills required in workplace, such as team work, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management & organization. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others had a profound effect on personal satisfaction with renewed creativity, motivation & vision that I can carry over into my personal & professional life.