Civil society organisations have taken the tragedies of the lockdown to their own hands in response to the pandemic. Organizations like the Youth Inter-Active are one of the many who are providing relief to citizens and communities.
Youth Inter-Active known as YIA is, a youth-led community organisation working around eThekwini Municipality, the organization is working alongside the National Development Agency to share information to empower young people to become responsible and active citizens in KwaZulu Natal and South Africa in general.
During the national lockdown, YISA works to ensure that citizens remain informed and are following the safety measures during the lockdown.
To date, the organization have managed to secure the food packs for more than 100 families within INK area. They are visiting tuck-shops, shopping centers, malls and clinics to educate the public on Lockdown registrations and give updated information on Covid19.
“We also do social media advocacy, where we conduct dialogues on WhatsApp on Covid19 and we share updated statistics and information on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
We are working with Police station of INK, Clinics and other community-based organizations. We are deployed by Nation Development Agency (NDA)”, said Nkosikhona Mpungose Founder and director of YIA.
YIA has been trained by KZN office of the premier on Covid19 as part of the KZN Civil Society Forum (CSF), we are preparing to also conduct mass screening and we’ll as testing once we receive working tools.