I’m going to tell you about my personal experience. It’s dealing with a sense of brotherhood in a new community. I’m sure It also happens to many people. But I assume that this experience is rare along with your life.
Currently, I found that sense when I join laporcovid.org in the early of September 2020. Laporcovid.org is a kind of civilian movement that concern to the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia. This movement provides some information associated with data, analysis, survey about the plague. We want to gain the measures of the epidemic goes to the right track.
I didn’t know most of the voluntaries there. But I have known some people because they are my partner in my office. Nevertheless, I join this movement was not because of an endorsement of them. Not at all. I want to participate because of myself. I want to be part of the people who want to urge the right measures to tackle the pandemic.
Even though we didn’t meet yet each other, we are so close to communication. We trust the other and try to contribute as much as we can. All the voluntaries have various backgrounds, such as journalist, researcher, epidemiologist, doctor, social activist, university student, and many more. Because of the social movement, there is not any commercial reward for every single contribution. We are sincere to do the job although in the late night.
We share and seek the solution in every problem we get. We arrange the social movement to numerous platform for the sake of socialising our data. Sometimes we make a joke spontaneously in a conversation group. All the interaction happen naturally without asking who you are, what are your backgrounds, and the other personal questions. That was not important.
“How come we have the same chemistry, we haven’t met yet. We didn’t know our background,” said Mrs Leny Ekawati, one of the voluntaries in laporcovid.org. I don’t know why, and I don’t want to seek the answer. Thanks, God, it happens to me. How about you?