Louise Tapper of the NCWNZ Ōtautahi Christchurch Branch (assisted by Rosemary Du Plessis) led the "Making the Most of Now" project that documented the COVID-19 pandemic experiences of thirteen young women in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Podcasts based on the interviews were broadcast on Plains FM Community Radio in July and August of 2021. Now four short videos based on these interviews and featuring three of the participants in this research are available on the NCWNZ Ōtautahi Christchurch YouTube channel. Funding for the video project was obtained last year from the Rata Foundation - an application from NCWNZ Ōtautahi Christchurch Branch.
These four videos highlight issues raised by a group of young women from Ōtautahi Christchurch about their experiences of the earthquakes, the mosque shootings and predominantly, COVID-19. The young women talk about the impact of the pandemic on their lives and share some of the strategies they used to promote their personal wellbeing in stressful, uncertain and difficult times.
This project was the initiative of Louise Tapper and accomplished with the support of Rosemary Du Plessis and the NCWNZ Ōtautahi Christchurch Branch. Participants in this project convinced Louise and Rosemary that it was important to share what young women had to say through podcasts and short videos.
Please share the links to these videos as widely as possible through your networks.
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