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Kavach

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Kota, India's education hub for JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) earns ₹5,000 crore yearly. However, student suicide is a problem (23 students died in 2023 due to stress). Unaddressed issues like these: academic pressure, social media, vaping, and cyberbullying escalate. Kavach provides a safe space with relevant self-help content and creating a supportive community for adolescents to overcome problems.

Overview

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Web presence

2022

Established

2M

Children

8

Countries
Target group
Community
Updated
May 2024
The foundation of our education system is constructed exclusively by adults with no active participation from adolescents, resulting in a lack of their perspective. I advocate for involving adolescents and understanding their needs. My app (made by a global team of adolescents from countries like India, Kenya, Pakistan, Egypt, US, UK) provides that missing perspective in the area of well-being.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

I created this innovation to create a ramp to adulthood for adolescents of today, who are being brought up in tumultuous times of today categorised by social media pressures, substance abuse, disintegration of families, extreme academic stress, unattainable beauty standards and more. I want them to feel empowered to overcome their issues, and feel supported in their struggles.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

The innovation is an app which will be used by adolescents. They can watch content in the form of videos, written pieces, and short story audios. All of this content is about their everyday issues and problems, and it's been written, produced, as well as spoken out by adolescents. Furthermore, they can join communities based on specific issues and topics they are facing where they can meet and interact with other adolescents who are experiencing the same, which helps them feel more accompanied in their struggles.

To summarise:
Positive, relevant, self-help content for adolescents
Watch, read, and listen to content created by other adolescents themselves on everyday issues or topics like exam stress, peer pressure, etc.
AND
Topic-wise/Issue-wise WhatsApp Moderated communities
Adolescents join, connect w/ others
To feel more supported and accompanied in struggles

How has it been spreading?

I have been working with schools for the past 6 years, taking well-being sessions for their students. Hence, I already have a network of well-being ambassadors in all these schools.

Currently, Kavach app has more than 2000 downloads.

I have collaborated with Harper Collins Publishers to promote Kavach as a part of their Well-being series for students in their network of schools around the globe. l intend to create more Kavach ambassadors and increase downloads.

Kavach's anti-bullying program has been undertaken by more than 700 students.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

You can go to google play store or app store and search up 'Kavach', download the app, register yourself, and start watching the content! As of now the communities are still being created and is not active yet. But it will be soon!

https://apps.apple.com/in/app/kavach/id6466407869

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kavach.mobile&pli=1

Implementation steps

How to use Kavach
You can go to google play store or app store and search up 'Kavach'
Download
Download the app
Registration
Register yourself by answering the questionnaire at the beginning which collects data on your mental health.
Use
Start watching the content! As of now the communities are still being created and is not active yet. But it will be soon!
Links
https://apps.apple.com/in/app/kavach/id6466407869
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kavach.mobile&pli=1

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