WATCH: 67-year-old Pakistani woman launches a YouTube Channel for grandmothers like her
"I wanted to have a platform for women my age to address their issues"- Farhat Razzaq
Islamabad- A 67-year-old grandmother, Farhat Razzaq, has started a YouTube channel named ‘The Grannies Channel.’ She launched the Channel for other women like her, who are grandmothers.
Farhat lived a very active life and traveled all over the world. After her husband’s death a few years ago, she started using mobile phones and laptops, after watching her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren.
YouTube Channel for grandmothers
Speaking to The Independent Urdu, Farhat said, ‘At first, I was hesitant, but then I started using gadgets comfortably. I wanted to have a platform for women my age to address their issues. Through my Channel, I want to teach them to use modern technology. Many people my age do not know how to use modern technology or gadgets.”
“Many grandmothers know and understand their mobile phones to the extent of just calling and listening. I want them to use gadgets to get information on the internet, play games, and talk on video with their children who live far away. That way, they get busy and have a good time. ”
Depression due to COVID-19
Farhat said that when the COVID-19 epidemic led to a lockdown, she seriously started strategizing about launching the Channel. She added, “During the lockdown when life was confined to homes, I realized that many people were going into depression, especially older women, because they had no activity.”
“I think this is the right time for them to have a place in this situation where they feel that they are being listened to, and are talked to,” she said.
The 67-year-old has so far aired programs on her Channel regarding game reviews, depression, relationships, baking, product reviews, living in corona, and her collection of many rare items.
Farhat has also created a Facebook page for the same Channel. She said she would include the experiences of other grandmothers in the coming days. Besides, she will invite physical, mental health experts, dietitians, and other experts on her Channel so that viewers can interact and get useful advice.
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