Making A Difference: How The eLearning Community Can Aid Humanitarian Efforts

Making A Difference: How The eLearning Community Can Aid Humanitarian Efforts
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Summary: At eLearning Industry, we're firm believers that everyone has the right to live a life that's free of fear and violence; a life that's full of educational opportunities wherein their basic human rights are respected. Given recent events, we felt it was important to reach out to our community and suggest ways that everyone can give back and help those who have been affected by the war in Ukraine.

eLearning Industry Supports Those In Crisis

Whether it's volunteering time at a local food drive or donating funds to a reputable organization, even the smallest acts can have a major impact on someone's life. So, we'd like to highlight some of the charitable options for individuals and eLearning companies, as well as tips to lend a helping hand.

Would You Like To Contribute?

Here are just a few organizations that support humanitarian efforts. However, you can also look into local charitable causes in your area to see if they've launched global aid initiatives.

UNICEF

UNICEF has been delivering lifesaving programs in eastern Ukraine to affected families. UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to defend children's rights. They have partnered up with organizations around the world to promote policies.

Ukrainian Red Cross

Ever since it was founded in 1918, the Ukrainian Red Cross has helped the people of Ukraine through natural catastrophes and times of conflict. As the country finds itself in turmoil once more, the organization offers lifesaving aid to people in the country, as well as those who have fled to neighboring areas. Among others, the Ukrainian Red Cross is offering water and food, shelter, medical supplies, first aid, and psychosocial support to those in need.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 

The ICRC and its partners, especially the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, have been keeping a close eye on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, deploying international crisis responders to Ukraine and the surrounding countries to provide relief for people who were forced to flee their homes.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has had a considerable presence in Ukraine ever since the conflicts of 2014. Now, they are stepping up their humanitarian actions in Ukraine, as well as Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, and Belarus, to support as many as 2.5 million refugees who have fled there. Most recently, MSF has been focused on delivering urgent medical supplies, providing training, surgical care, and emergency medicine to hospitals.

World Central Kitchen

Founded by famed chef José Andrés, the World Central Kitchen is devoted to providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. The non-profit organization has partnered up with hundreds of restaurants in 12 Ukrainian cities to provide warm meals to those in need. In addition, it has set up mobile kitchens along border crossings to support refugees.

Save The Children

Save the Children was founded over 100 years ago, and it was the first global organization devoted solely to serving children's needs and protecting their rights. The organization's operations in Ukraine include supporting children's access to education, providing psychosocial and financial support, as well as distributing winter and hygiene kits.

International Medical Corps

The International Medical Corps has been an important first responder since 1984, providing emergency relief to those affected by disasters, disease, and conflict. The organization works with Ukrainian and international organizations to support access to medical services, child protection, and psychosocial support for those living in areas affected by war.

How Can eLearning Companies Lend A Helping Hand?

eLearning organizations are in a unique position to help those in crisis. Here are a few ideas you may want to consider.

Offer Free Courses

On-demand learning can give people the chance to continue their education. School-aged children who have been displaced also have the ability to participate in virtual classes that help them maintain some sense of normalcy and ensure that they don't miss out on valuable educational opportunities.

Host A Fundraising Event

There are numerous ways to host a fundraiser on your website and social media platforms. For example, you can donate a portion of your proceeds to a charity or even offer a special bundle whereby all proceeds go to humanitarian initiatives.

Give Those In Need Access To Your Platform

Grant organizations in conflict areas free limited-time access to your platform so that they can host live events and virtual classrooms. eLearning software companies can also give free access to assets or other content development tools to certain users.

Conclusion

Our thoughts go out to everyone who has endured hardship as a result of the recent attacks. We'd like to call upon our readers to contribute in whatever way is most suitable for them. Even if you aren't able to contribute financially, spreading the word about these humanitarian organizations and the many ways companies can help out does make an impact.

If you're an eLearning company in need, please contact us to see how we can help your organization.

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