With the goal of supporting the local community during the Covid-19 crisis and the related lock down, the Global Shapers Lugano Hub have decided to create SwissConverge.com.
SwissConverge is an online platform where people, ideas, projects and useful information can "converge" in this period of social distance. A safe, online space with one goal: fight loneliness and support whoever might have emotional difficulties in dealing with the current situation.
SwissConverge gathers together a broad range of volunteers and contributors, from psychologists to writers, from professional trainers to musicians, each of them contributing to one or more of SwissConverge’s services, which includes:
- The SwissConverge blog
A collection of useful articles on local services that people might need to know about and online services that could give new ideas to spend some quality time during the lock down. The posts cover different topics from emotional support and social services, to culture and entertainment.
- Chat&talk with SwissConverge volunteers
Through the website’s chat, SwissConverge gives the possibility to easily access and talk with trained volunteers that are available to listen to everyone’s stories and problems.
- Online events and weekly appointments:
A weekly calendar of events have been set up to keep community with a broad range of activities, from live training to atelier for kids, from writers’ book readings to tea times with special guests.