How it works
1. Not everyone is able to access support in person. By providing easily digestible, bite-size information of complex content for people who are on the go (ie refugees/migrants) or people with restricted mobility (ie women in abusive relationships), we enable them to make informed decisions.
2. For those whose first language is not that of where they reside, viewing same content in more than one language will help people connect same concepts across linguistics.
3. Learning makes us feel good.
From our work with women experiencing abuse, refugees and migrants, it was clear to us that PTSD, anxiety and depression made it difficult to work with complex content. Whether it is learning how to manage your finances for the first time or understanding how to document abuse, existing resources, including the ones our team at CHAYN was producing, was too overwhelming. In 2015/16, CHAYN, in response to the global migration crisis and acknowledging the fact that 75% of refugees worldwide are women and children, worked with friends in the social good sector to create Empowerhack. Empowerhack’s aim was to build sustainable humanitarian technologies for women and girls facing migration crisis. Soul Medicine was an idea we had for a while, and had piloted in 2015 but never took it forward. Thanks to Empowerhack, we worked on this idea with renewed spirits.
Like the sound of our mission? Join us.
Soul Medicine is powered by CHAYN, and this pilot has been funded by Comic Relief. We’re looking for volunteers and ambassadors who can help us build more courses, translate texts and help us spread the word about our service. Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.