When we talk about challenges and barriers in our way towards creating change in our community then it varies from individual to individual, culture to culture, society to society etc. so here I face challenge of society which is more influenced by religion and mostly at grass root level your work doubles and triples to influence lives e.g. whenever you take a step to create change you need to involve influential religion personnel or you should be competent enough to answer the raised questions in the context of religion which takes extra time, energies and even resources. And we cannot ignore this as most of the residents in rural community lack even basic education so they are hugely influenced by the religious personnel so we have to target them before going to the masses. And the second thing is being female you cannot travel freely around to places due to societal, religious, security issues etc. which is also a significant hindrance. The solutions we exercised are that we gather youth in the targeted areas and formed there youth groups so that the masses can trust them and develop a comfort level to openly talk about their issues and work towards their solutions on community level. This saves not only time and resources but also builds a trust level and confidence among community members on their efforts and develops ownership whatever they do. Which than leads to minimize the travel issues for females up to a significant level. The second solution is definitely the social media which is economical and easily accessible by most of our target groups so it makes it easy to communicate, raise your voice globally and be a global citizen. As we are using social networks to unite for creation of change which make people connect globally without any huge expenses and they can get to know what is going on around in the globe so that even if they are not physically present there still they should be creating huge impacts on other locals towards quality of life and they are sharing resources to alleviate inequality no matter which back ground they belong to. This is also a great tool to promote diversity and pluralism which can prevail through tolerance towards one’s beliefs. Ultimately this will be the reason for peace, economic growth, social values and humanity.
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