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  • 18 March 2020
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You’ve probably heard some amazing stories of how people are showing up for each other in the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, there’s this incredible caremongering trend in Canada. And then there are the sing-alongs from balconies in Italy

I find it so beautiful how people are demonstrating solidarity, empathy, and generosity in so many creative ways. 

You have your own unique skills, strengths, and resources that could help someone else. If you’re looking for ways to help or have ideas, please share them here.

Or, feel free to share a heartwarming story of kindness that you’ve heard or witnessed.


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Our local pet day care just sent us a lovely e mail. They will care for your pets ( free) if you are sick.

Also, in our neighborhood people have offered to go shopping for older more vulnerable people.

My son, who is a private music teacher going to your house has had to stop working like this. Most of his students paid him for an entire month. 

It is these small gestures that help others greatly. We need to be sensitive to the people we know, to call frequently or e mail/message. We are all going through a difficult time now. Sharing this with others and knowing that people care is so important. We need to support one another and stay in touch.

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Although we are going through circumstances that perhaps no one had expected or did not estimate the possible magnitude, the fact is to cooperate and raise awareness about prevention for this situation, being precise in my region there is not enough capacity to say that It has a space to counteract this, so it's to converge with the neighbors, members of the local place to maintain that state of precautions, about keeping the house clean, having as little contact as possible with many objects without washing their hands, not spending much time in conglomerations or closed spaces, and above all to be in solidarity with people who in some ways feel more vulnerable due to their physical condition, age or mental stress, which for them positive words or generous actions lead to preserve the situation in a state more hopeful.

Then to be preventive, and in a certain way you make known to others that are not alone, I can say in these cases this have a great emotional value, so I only hope that we continue persevering, supporting each other and understand the words that we can say can calm mentally and show to we are here with all of you, therefore my best wishes for all, this worldwide community is committed to the collective well-being and that each one grows based on your dreams, goals and desires to be better everyday, I send a lot of prosperity and health to everyone.

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Hello Everyone,

 

As UN Ambassador, I can suggest that we must design banners, posters and flyers to spread awareness. Also we must provide a course on it for experts.

I am working on United Kingdom, Africa, Pappua New Guinea and for rest of the world.

 

If anyone need my help, please contact me.

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thanking for your contribution to world peace and  medical servince ! i hope i can get some suggstions  and help from you ! i  want taining some people in china ,thanks ! my email 1127083711@qq.com   waiting for you !

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Dear Coursera Team,

 

I love your courses and the work you are doing. The education you provide has helped me at work and in life. It would be great if more people around the world could enjoy and benefit from your services. I therefore suggest that you offer some or all of your courses for free. This would allow people around the world to use their time productively, keep motivated and engaged through out these challenging times. 

 

Thanks for all the hard work you are doing! 

 

Kind regards, 

 

Alex 

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Hi,

I just received the email notifying me of the course on COVID19.
Thank you very much but I would like to suggest a MUCH more concise version for ‘ordinary’ people who just want the gist of it and go to the essential.

As soon as I saw it was a 19 hour course (!!!), I immediately gave up. Too bad :rolling_eyes: .

I’m sure the essential of what most people need and want to know could easily be condensed to 30-60 min.
Thanks all the same for the effort!

 

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Hello,
Thank you for your course on time series:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/practical-time-series-analysis

which allowed me to predict intensive care places in the Italian regions for Covid-19 and to have helped the Italian civil protection as you can see here:

https://github.com/pcm-dpc/COVID-19/issues/238

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I thought I’d share a list of activities people can do at home with their infants and toddlers. These activities were a part of a project I did for my college class in Early Childhood Education. The other advice I have is to READ to your children and try to limit their screen time if possible!

Games for Infants:

* rolling balls of different colors and sizes with your infant (even better if they make sound or have different textures!)

* make silly faces and sounds with your infant

* hold up a mirror a few feet away, and ask where the infant is by name. 

* hide a toy of interest for the infant under a blanket, ask where it went, then uncover the toy. 

* model and ask for the infant to find and label body parts

Games for Toddlers:

* look through objects; fill clear bottles with water and food coloring or glitter. Look through sunglasses. Etc. 

* listen to music and dance with scarves, ribbons, or other props

* provide materials like paper, paints and crayons...let them go at it!  Ask them to describe their work when they are finished. No direction needed!

* find photos of diverse families, including some with sign language or other different abilities. Show these photos to the toddler and discuss them together. 

And for both: recite finger plays and nursery rhymes!  

Again, READ and try to limit screen time!

Hope some of these activities will be helpful!

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Question: I lead several small community learning groups, e.g., Latin, German and different craft groups. Quite a few of the people in the groups live on their own and our groups are their only social outlet. We  now all have to isolate ourselves. Does anyone know of a free platform that I could use to set up a regular online meet up, something like a webinar where group member can participate?

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thanking for your contribution to world peace and  medical servince ! i hope i can get some suggstions  and help from you ! i  want taining some people in china ,thanks ! my email 1127083711@qq.com   waiting for you !


What training do you want?

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@Vic Haining - Zoom (zoom.us) is a great tool, and I believe they provide a free version that supports up to 100 people for a 40-minute video call. Kudos on supporting your communities during this time!

You have your own unique skills, strengths, and resources that could help someone else. If you’re looking for ways to help or have ideas, please share them here.

 

I think we can help each other by spreading happiness and knowledge: Let’s be spring in the COVID-19 era! :slight_smile:

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Since the outbreak of coronavirus in the whole world and the necessity of staying at home and isolating from other people ,I’ve looked at the bright side and have found the opportunity to practice my hobbies such as reading, cooking and gardening. My friends and I support each other by sending positive messages and spreading laughter and hope. 

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@Vic Haining - Zoom (zoom.us) is a great tool, and I believe they provide a free version that supports up to 100 people for a 40-minute video call. Kudos on supporting your communities during this time!


Thank you. I’ll look into it. It is just so heartening to see so many people stepping up the the challenge, unlike those who are stripping the shelves bare and stockpiling for themselves; that is truly a depressing sight

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You’ve probably heard some amazing stories of how people are showing up for each other in the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, there’s this incredible caremongering trend in Canada. And then there are the sing-alongs from balconies in Italy

I find it so beautiful how people are demonstrating solidarity, empathy, and generosity in so many creative ways. 

You have your own unique skills, strengths, and resources that could help someone else. If you’re looking for ways to help or have ideas, please share them here.

Or, feel free to share a heartwarming story of kindness that you’ve heard or witnessed.


God...I just love Coursera; I have been with it since almost the beginning. I just knew it would step up to the plate!  Learning something new even as a hobby is one of the best ways offset the stresses of daily living. May your gods go with you!

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Thanks, it’s great to hear that, @Vic Haining

@chumbo I know – 19 hours is daunting! In fact the course is only a few hours in length, and we are working on adjusting the number displayed on the course page. I encourage you to sign up and try it if you’re curious. 

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Thank you for offering such a good community service. I was taking a little break from studying yesterday and decided to go for a long forest walk up the usually remote Bukit Timah Hill in Singapore. A big crowd had  turned up for the same reason as schools, work and recreational venues are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. On my way down, I met a lady trying  to look for what she said was glasses which she had dropped. However, responding to my willingness to assist, she said it would be a futile effort due to the tropical undergrowth on both sides of the path, and she was anxious to return home once she has made it to the summit. I suggested she proceed to the top whilst I look, and by the time she returns to this spot,  should I not find it, then we can both give up.  She agreed and pushed on with her ascend. Whilst I was combing the ground , a group of young hikers came along; and with their better eyesight, one of them spotted a pair of purple glasses without any effort and shouted out she had found a pair of glasses. I was then able to return this to the lady. Reflecting, community is important as the lady could never have found the glasses as she didn’t know where to look, as well as having the visual handicap ( that’s why she needs glasses!) ; I wouldn’t have been successful on my own as I was prejudiced since the lady was unable to describe her glasses accurately. Also, her disbelief in a possible solution would have cost her. Interestingly, my coursera study topic that morning was “crowdsourcing”, which was the very answer to the lady’s problem.  We need faith in our community. We need each other. 
 

 

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We should use to try the many new things by coaching methodology to approach the best way for us with all accurate information and correct data for the better places in our societies with our true happiness as well as with good performance and well-being. Thanks so much for kindly giving me to share this idea to the community.

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@agv2210  i think the structure of the sentence has to be written , therefore i suggest rather than i therefore suggest , for discussion please 

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Question: I lead several small community learning groups, e.g., Latin, German and different craft groups. Quite a few of the people in the groups live on their own and our groups are their only social outlet. We  now all have to isolate ourselves. Does anyone know of a free platform that I could use to set up a regular online meet up, something like a webinar where group member can participate?

we need a way to activate it

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@Maryam you are really very helpful , thx 

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I signed up for the Covid contact tracing course a few days ago and then ran into several issues come up which kept me from doing the work. I haven’t even started yet. Can I still continue and how long do I have?

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