Video Conference for Local Youth Delegates

The COVID-19 pandamic has put into an abrupt halt the much-needed face-to-face interactions with the young people. The prevailing circumstances have led us to step into the world of remote interaction via modern technology. To keep abreast with young people, Sr. Lucy Gangmei, Province Youth Ministry Delegate and the team memebers Sr. Chopfohra Emilia and Sr. Scolastica Kerketta organized an online video conference for the Local Youth Ministry Delegates on the 25th July, 2020 through Google Meet. A PowerPoint Presentation on Re-reading the Preventive System with the language of Human Rights was transmitted. This talk was earlier presented by Sr. Sarah B. Garcia FMA, during the video conference with the Sisters from Rome. Through this conference, we addressed the urgent need of Youth Delegates to go through a paradigm shift from face-to-face to virtual interaction with youths during the global lockdown. We were made aware that by way of inculcating modern technology and gadgets, we can accompany youths and become their guiding force once again. Some of the important tips which were suggested are creating WhatsApp group for hostellers, boarders, or any youth group as well as creating Catechism and Moral Science WhatsApp group where daily good thoughts, video on faith formation etc. can be sent. Counseling through phone and sending messages to keep in touch with students were also highlighted.
The session began with an opening prayer led by Sr. Chopfohra Emilia. After the session, the Sisters also had an enriching moment of sharing from the different communities. Each of us were given an opportunity to discuss in which way we can help the young people in our own creative way. The video conference concluded with a vote of thanks and prayer by Sr. Scolastica Kerketta.
We are indeed grateful to Sr. Lucy Gangmei, Sr. Chopfohra Emilia and Sr. Scolastica Kerketta, for taking this initiative. It was indeed an eye-opening conference where we learnt the benefits of the digital world.

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