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C-19 RAT successfully conducted a 3-Day ToT for Volunteers of Nepal Mask Campaign


On the 4th of July 2021, C-19 Rapid Action Taskforce - C-19 RAT initiated a 3-day Training of Trainers (ToT) to Volunteers of the Nepal Mask Campaign via Zoom platform. 

The Nepal Mask Campaign is planned to launch soon to build awareness while distributing free masks in the areas hard-hit by COVID-19. The intervention comprises four critical components to NORMalize community mask-wearing:

N- No cost: free masks distributed door-to-door

O- Offering information on mask-wearing via video and brochures

R- Reinforcement in-person in public

M- Modelling and endorsement by trusted leaders

The first day of training of the Nepal Mask Campaign included:

  • Introduction of the project
  • Project brief
  • Expectations, objective sharing
  • NORM
  • Preventive measures for NORM
  • Review and closing of Day-1

This training was conducted between 1 PM to 5 PM and pleasant feedback was received from the random selection of participants. Though limited by virtual means, the training was activities were planned and executed in an interactive participatory approach.

The second day of training, conducted on 6th July 2021, 8 AM to 12 PM, GMT +5:45 included:

  • Review of the 1st day
  • Face masks and their types
  • Introduction of Banglamask
  • Importance of Mask
  • Proper use of Mask
  • Use of IEC
  • Things to consider -- GALIDRAA
  • Project location
  • Mask distribution details
  • Follow up and monitoring
  • Closing of Day-2

The second day of the training was packed with learning materials prepared by C-19 Consortium members. Training materials for the second day were focused on community interaction etiquette, project details, core intentions of visiting the community, and different approaches. The volunteers were equipped with a strategic approach for community inclusion and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 by advocating for the use of masks.


The third-day training was conducted on the 7th of July, 2021 between 1 PM to 5 PM GMT + 5:45. This part of the training included: 

  • Review of the previous day
  • Reinforcement and modeling
  • Personal safety and code of conduct
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Group Discussion and simulation 
  • FAQ
  • Communication Tree Sharing
  • Closing of Day-3

Before launching the Nepal Mask Campaign in the community, a training refresher is will also be conducted physically as far as possible, while maintaining the safety protocols.

If you are interested in making a difference during the pandemic by participating as a volunteer trainer for the Nepal Mask Campaign, please contact us and we will reach out to you to discuss the possibilities.