We give students a chance to prove their leadership and communication skills and serve the community
You can organise a PYM event in any school or college in the world!
All PYM Brand Ambassadors are expected to organise an event in your own school/College. Check under http://www.protectyourmom.asia/pym-events for sample events.
YOU CAN DO ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING!
1. You can also deliver the PYM Speech verbatim which can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLX2Jh84kCpfheB-p2BOqMpehR35MRYV34&v=OI8EK2-ehuY at the school assembly/function and send us the pictures and videos at email@example.com
You can use the presentation at
2. You can organise a pink ribbon
3. Get people to take the PYM Pledge/Photo booth
Take a print out of the poster (I pledge to make my mom do a self exam every month. )and encourage children to email their picture to us with the permission of parents .Please ensure that your have permission from school
4. Organise a pink glove dance . Please observe rules given under pink glove dance on site at http://www.protectyourmom.asia/dancethon
5. Organise a Signature PYM Show.
You can copy the same dances, songs, skits on website or invite the drama club, dance club in your school to create a new one to create awareness about self exams and highlight importance of early detection.
6. Marketing students could learn cause marketing , Social media marketing, event managment, advertising, PR etc on the job while volunteering for both campaigns.In fact PYM began as a marketing project .
7. Adopt a chemo patient
Get the school/college to college Rs 5 /10 from everyone and directly pay the bills of a chemotherapy patient. 80% of indians are not insured but a school might be able to raise thousands without any effort. Students will also learn about life, values, cancer etc.Do send us pictures and videos if you do so to inspire everyone.Please note that you need permission from authorities in UAE to raise money.. Every state in India usually has a Regional cancer centre where in students can adopt a patient.
8. Would you like to organise an event in India from abroad?
You can also get your relatives/friends to organise events in schools/colleges/clubs in India. We can get donors anywhere in India and all we need is 5 minutes during a school assembly/event to cut hair live in front of a crowd for maximum impact. We can also try to arrange media etc. Or you can host a wig donation event at any club.. Check out how kids from Dubai made a difference at https://www.facebook.com/protectyourmom/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1194990140520139
9 Maximum points
Maximum points will be given to a video with mothers reaction when students ask them to do a self exam, how both mother and kid feels after ensuring they have done it. Our aim is to ensure that moms actually do it . Check
10 Invite a doctor to
- clear basic doubts
- How to do a self exam
- basic health tips..
Try to keep it non medical and maximum 10 minutes to be very interesting
11. Poetry Slams
Samples can be found under videos on our page
There are several myths associated with breast cancer. You could design games around it to create awareness
Could also be used to create awarenes
14. Invite a survivor
To briefly talk about how she found it, her battle….
Objective is to drive home the fact that early detection can increase the survival rate to 98%
Make sure that you call it …… school supports Protect Your Mom Campaign
Email pictures and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you take high definition pictures and videos to be included in magazines and tv reports
Check whether any staff/student is related to anyone in the media and try to get media coverage.Make sure you have permission to get media coverage.
You could just email dances, songs, posters, speeches etc to email@example.com
Community service is given high weightage when students seek admission to US/UK Universities.
Once media covers one PYM event , they may not cover again
News expires so submit asap
They need high definition pictures and a write up about the events.
Organise events only in schools or Universities in UAE. Never host any public event in UAE.
Never collect hair or money . It is illegal in UAE
Do not distribute any leaflets or anythig
Follow local rules in other coutries
You can ask students to cut the hair following our instructions and pose for a group photo in schools in UAE. They can also give the hair for FOCP individually. Schools too need permission to collect hair or money.
In INDIA they can cut the hair in school and mail it directly to the address on our site
CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING BEST EVENT
Make sure you document all your efforts We will be looking at
Innovation ( new idea)
Virality(how many schools are involved in your campaign . One school is organising the PYM event at the model UN Conference)
Reach (One school involved right from sweepers to parents in 2013),
How well the message has been delivered!
Our message is just to make moms do a self exam every month!
IF YOU FIND ANYONE MISUSING THE PYM CONCEPT AND COPYING FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES PLEASE INFORM firstname.lastname@example.org
FIND ALL PYM BRAND AMBASSADORS
Click on the link to find out how they helped PYM