Why do we need an #ImpactPandemic?

Impact Pandemic

I have been receiving several calls from friends today asking me about #ImpactPandemic. I would like to thank each of you for reaching out and volunteering. Seeing your overwhelming support for the community fills me with optimism for the future.

Impact Pandemic is a concept that my wife, Christine came up with over the weekend. While we were in the car, she told me that she was on several Facebook Groups and there were many small business owners who were reaching out to the community for advice. Christine, filled with a desire to do something about it asked me if I would be happy to volunteer some of my time to help consult these businesses. Within minutes she added that it would be great if I could get people in my network to help as well.

With that, #ImpactPandemic was born.

The philosophy of Impact Pandemic is to create a parallel viral movement of positive change in the marketplaces in which we operate. In the same way as Covid-19 is being transmitted rapidly, what if we were to start a movement of positive change parallelly.

While Christine came up with the idea and I created the infrastructure, this is a project that needs to be open sourced to the world. You are welcome to join in and help, or if you so choose, do your own thing in your community to help out in any way you can…we won’t mind…we promise!!! For now, since things are small and manageable, I’ll take care of the administration. I do hope that I will be overworked and will need more help. Thank you to all those of you who have already volunteered to help with the administration.

This world is a beautiful place…but for now, I’ll just work from home and look out of the window.

-Rohit Jayakaran

Photo by Burgess Milner on Unsplash

What is #ImpactPandemic?

The rapid spread of COVID-19 at pandemic proportions has left us in challenging times. However, in the inconveniences that we face today, there are opportunities for us to help one and another. This is the chance for us as individuals to band together and work together to help sustain progress of the human race.

With this in mind, we are calling out to all those of you with Business Skills to make them available to Small Business Owners who need them the most. All we are asking for is for 3 hours of your time, spread across a period of time to consult with Small Businesses in the UAE to help them grow from strength to strength.

This project is a completely voluntary and all we ask is for those who benefit from the Business Skills of others to pay it forward to others in the marketplace. By sharing and spreading our knowledge we can create an #ImpactPandemic across the country and the globe. 

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