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The World after the Pandemic

As we all know the world is on a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is waiting until their lives go back to normalcy. The thing most of us do not give much thought about is that the world is never going to be the same anymore. During this pandemic, people started to discover that we can change the way we used to live if we gave it a thought. The world we knew is going to change after this pandemic because of that. The world means not just the environment but also the systems which last for decades.

1. Education
2. Working
3. Shopping, etc.

Current Situation in the World

The world thought that the developed western countries would be able to face and handle this kind of a pandemic well rather than developing countries. But it turned out to be the opposite. Every country struggles due to the pandemic. Some countries forgot the economic crisis for a while and took action to save the citizens while some countries delayed taking action to save the citizens due to the economic crisis which took place due to the pandemic.

Some people were smart enough to accept the current situation and acted according to the public safety protocols to stop the pandemic spreading all around the country. But some people could not understand how to act accordingly. Some people started to donate what they have to help poor people who struggle during this period, while some only thought about themselves and started to protest asking to open their countries as they could not stay at home for a while.

What Changes Have Taken Place in the world

The World After the Pandemic- Study from Home

The World After the Pandemic- Study from Home

When the pandemic started and everyone had to stay indoors, many people thought that private and public offices, schools, universities, etc. are going to be closed for months. They thought their work and studies would be postponed for months.  Most importantly people of third world countries thought like that as they are not familiar with doing studies and work online. But it did not happen. Studies of the universities and schools are currently going on as usual online. This will help the universities and schools in the future to do lectures and lessons online in necessary situations like nonacademic strikes, when universities or schools closed for safety reasons, etc. So this will be a huge advantage for university students and schoolers in the future, especially Sri Lankan university students who are not familiar with online lectures.

Even work is done online without much trouble. In the future people will consider work online and studying online as it is effective than going to university and workplaces. Even the studies show that working from home gives good results than going to the office every day.

According to one study, remote employees work 1.4 more days per month than their office-based counterparts, resulting in more than three additional weeks of work per year.” – Business News Daily

The studies prove that the struggles that employees have to face to work in the city can be reduced when they work from home. Also, their mental health will be really good and that can increase productivity. Even Google, Facebook, and Microsoft companies have told their employees to work from home until next year. That suggests that having an office is necessary for such huge companies to complete their work. Even small companies might have understood this fact.

The ways the World Is Going to Change

In the future, many companies might consider work from home is more productive. That will open opportunities for people in other countries to work in companies from home. Even now companies hire people through online interviews. If it continues in the future, many companies will be able to hire people from all around the world. If companies decide to continue working from home they will not need offices and they will not have to worry about higher rents anymore. Also, people will not have to move to cities for their work. They will be able to work from their home.

The World After the Pandemic- Online shopping

The World After the Pandemic- Online shopping

This will change the situation of the cities. If people start to work from home, the traffic in the cities will reduce. Also, the apartments will not be rented like before. The less amount of workers in the cities will bring huge disadvantages to shops, restaurants, apartment complexes, etc. But this will bring advantages to the delivery services because these days most people are getting familiar with using delivery services. So even in the future people will use the delivery service as it is easy for them. That can help people save a huge amount of time without going shopping.

As mentioned earlier many people think that the world will be the same in the future after the pandemic, but we are wrong. The world is already changing. People are changing, the way they work is changing, the way they learn is changing and even the environment is changing. So after the pandemic, we will be able to see a new world with new ways to live and work.

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Public Safety Protocol, Safety first with aiesec

The Global pandemic Covid-19 has made 20% of the global population stay indoors since last December. Many countries had to lock down their countries to stop the virus from spreading. Sri Lanka also had to close its airports, harbors, schools, universities, government and private offices and companies to stop the spreading of this pandemic. Since the outbreak of the virus, our government officers try their best to help people in every possible way they can. The government focus on making people aware of the public safety protocols due to the current situation. The government has established public safety protocols to make people well informed on the guidelines people have to follow for their safety. Following the guidelines are important to stop this pandemic spreading, especially when the country is trying to return to normalcy.

Safety first with aiesec Campaign

AIESEC in Sri Lanka started a social media campaign called Safetyfirstwithaiesec to control and prevent the spread of Covid-19. The Safety first with aiesec campaign outlines the public safety protocols that we should follow at the workplaces and other public and private entities. AIESEC in Sri Lanka is doing this campaign to broaden the knowledge of people as they are necessary for us to be safe. Even the TV and Radio stations are trying to make people aware of the public safety protocols through television and radio programs. AIESEC organization is doing a social media campaign to reach more people in society who are much closer to social media. The guidelines are simple to follow which makes it easy for people to adopt them into their lives. So doing a creative social media campaign can make more people learn about safety protocols.
traveling - public safety protocols social media campaign - AIESEC

Crowds are not allowed in public transport methods- public safety protocols social media campaign – AIESEC

The campaign consists of not just the necessary guidelines. It also consists of safety precautions and emergency numbers which are necessary for unexpected emergencies such as,
  1.  Workplace COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
  2. Instructions for the Staff at Service Counters, Offices and Workplace
  3.  Public Transport
  4.  Steps to Follow After Returning Home
  5.  Event and Public Gathering
  6.  Responsibilities of the Management
  7.  Restaurants and Dining Practices
  8.  At University
  9. In Case of an Infected Person Detected at Workplace
  10. Supermarket and Economic Centers

Why AIESEC in Sri Lanka doing this?

university - public safety protocols social media campaign - AIESEC

Gatherings are not encouraged in universities – public safety protocols social media campaign – AIESEC

The largest youth organization, AIESEC is known for making the young generation learn and understand the cultures around the world through cross-cultural exchanges. Also, AIESEC organization is a place where young people can develop their leadership qualities. This time AIESEC in Sri Lanka started this campaign with the help of youth in the country to spread awareness which still lacks in the country. While doing that most of the young generation get awareness and with their involvement, all the other generations can learn safety protocols. AIESEC organization is a youth organization and it also has members of all the ethnic groups in the country. So the campaign will be shared among all the ethnic groups. When the young generation gets involve in spreading awareness of safety protocols around the society it can be effective. People do not read an operational guideline book in general. But people do use social media daily. So doing this kind of campaign can be helpful to spread awareness of safety guidelines to society. Because most of the people see the campaign, see the posters and they will read the posts.

The Importance of AIESEC being involved in spreading awareness of the safety guidelines.

The safety protocols are not any different than the safety protocols of the ministry of health. They are the same operational guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. The posters of each category explain the protocols well. Posters help to make every person who reads them understand them easily. With the campaign Safety first with AIESEC, they have also shared a questionnaire to check the knowledge of people about safety protocols. This helps to understand the knowledge people get from the campaign. Members of AIESEC shared the guidelines on social media (Facebook, Twitter). They also put the profile picture frames and captions to spread the idea “Safety First”.
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