Hope everyone is doing great. I am writing this blog on behalf of the entire Haiyya team and leaders who have been working with Mozilla India and Global team for the past 2 months. We shared our respective work with Mozilla this quarter in two blogs previously- blog 1 and blog 2. It was quite an exciting work journey for our team. We are humbled to work with such diverse and passionate community members and staff. Keeping the value of transparency at the core of our work with Mozilla, we would like to share some updates on different pieces of work we are leading/co-leading with Community Development Team.
Sukhmani Grover has been working closely with the Mozilla India Community- where she is working with individuals leaders, groups and teams to actively support community projects and teams in a few geographies. Our focus area in last two months has been in Delhi, Lucknow, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore across initiatives like community building, expanding community networks, supporting & working closely with over 10 Individual leaders and 3 teams. Our recent and ongoing engagement have been supporting activities around Firefox Nightly, and bringing back the focus on Right to Privacy by linking communities in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore with the Foundation’s Policy team and our upcoming engagement will be with the next phase of Rain of Rust campaign. Working closely with the Delhi community has been a wonderful experience as we learned more about Firefox Nightly, and tested how these communities operate for Mozilla and it was inspiring to see the efforts put by the team members. The next in line for them is to begin conversations and involve community on Right to Privacy conversations, both online and offline. After the latest Supreme Court judgement on Right to Privacy, it is imperative to engage citizens and communities to spread the knowledge about it. We congratulate everyone at Mozilla for this landmark judgment (closely linked to Aadhaar), especially the community leaders who were publicly vocal about the issue.
Note: The work by Ankit has been on his own and Haiyya hasn’t played any role in it. His article was published in March 2017
Natasha Chaudhary has been working closely with Christos on the Campus Clubs Program in order to build a community support plan for the program. Our role has also involved talking to the existing campus clubs to understand the program better and contribute through ideas and recommendations on different aspects such as the on-boarding process, registration process, website content, training needs and the mentorship model. The last few weeks have involved identifying gaps or challenges and putting together a system in place to support the existing campus clubs.
Mrinalini Dayal has been working on conducting research that will be used to help Mozilla build a strategy for Open Source Student Clubs in India. For the past two months we have focused on identifying and understanding Indian college students specifically looking their attitudes/knowledge of open source web, structures of successful technical and non technical student clubs and opinions of diverse students who are currently underrepresented. We have explored this by conducting 20 interviews with students from across India as well as talking to social entrepreneurs. All our findings will be shared through comprehensive insights document in September.
If there are ways you would like us to work with you- any interest campaign, project, event or training, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out to us on telegram using following handles
Sukhmani Grover @Sukhmani
Natasha Chaudhary @NChaudhary
Mrinalini Dayal @Mrinalinid
Aprajita Pandey @Aprajitap
On another note, Haiyya’s new website has been launched last week. This was work in progress for the past 4 months and we are happy to share it with you. Please check out our website and let us know if you have any feedback for us