There is not much that we can do to stop people from leaving Mokokchung for good. However, on the flip side, there are infinite ways in which the people who left Mokokchung – the diaspora – can do to help develop Mokokchung. There are many people originally hailing from Mokokchung but now settled elsewhere and successfully leading their lives in various fields of profession and endeavor. It is the diaspora who must help Mokokchung grow. The Mokokchung diaspora can contribute significantly to the development of the district in various ways.
The most important thing that the diaspora can do is investing in Mokokchung. Members of the diaspora can consider investing in businesses and startups in Mokokchung. Their financial support and expertise can help promote local entrepreneurship, create job opportunities, boost the local economy, and improve the quality of life for all residents of the district.
The Mokokchung diaspora can volunteer their time, skills, knowledge, and expertise to help improve the district in a variety of ways like help build schools, hospitals, community centers, and other essential infrastructure, or they can provide educational and medical services to those in need. The diaspora can organize workshops, training programs, and mentorship initiatives to empower the local population with valuable skills and knowledge that can enhance various sectors such as agriculture, technology, education, healthcare, and more.
The diaspora can actively participate in cultural exchange programs by organizing events, exhibitions, or festivals that promote Mokokchung’s rich cultural heritage. They can also support initiatives aimed at preserving and documenting local traditions, folklore, languages and historical sites. The diaspora can establish scholarship programs or support existing ones to provide educational opportunities for deserving students in Mokokchung. This can include funding school fees, college tuition, vocational training, or higher education for talented individuals who lack financial resources. The diaspora can also engage in social welfare initiatives by supporting community development projects, healthcare facilities, orphanages, elderly care centers, and other initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for the underprivileged sections of society.
The Mokokchung diaspora can advocate for the district’s interests by contacting their elected representatives, writing letters and opinions in newspapers, and raising awareness of the district’s needs through social media and other forms of communication. They can also act as ambassadors for Mokokchung by promoting tourism opportunities and attracting visitors to the district. Collaboration and networking is another area where the diaspora can help Mokokchung. They can establish networks and collaborate with local organizations and NGOs working towards the development of Mokokchung. By leveraging their connections and resources, they can facilitate partnerships and collaborations that drive positive change in the district.
Overall, the Mokokchung diaspora has the potential to make a significant impact on the development of the district by leveraging their expertise, resources, and connections. Their involvement and contributions can help create a prosperous and sustainable future for Mokokchung and its residents. No doubt, there are many who are already helping Mokokchung in all ways and forms possible, and the positive impact that the Mokokchung diaspora has already had on the development of the district is real. It is also true that the Mokokchung diaspora faces certain challenges in helping to develop the district. However, ways to overcome these challenges must and can be overcome.