India is currently facing the second wave of pandemic – COVID 19. The people all over Kerala is experiencing the strict lockdown due to the uncontrolled spread of the virus and the government with help of health workers are trying their best for controlling the disease. Due to the lockdown every marketing places has been shut and income generation activities are stopped until further notice. The women dwelling in slum who were engaged in the income generating activities now face an economic down fall because of the restrictions.
Don Bosco Veedu Society is currently supporting these women in the form of nutrition kits and medical kits. We provided around 235 nutrition kits which contained essential pulses and grains and medical kits which consisted of N95 masks, sanitisers, hand washes, mouth washes, vitamin tablets for the women and their families during this crucial situation.
Medical and nutrition kits for the women
May 25, 2021
NUTRITION KITS AND MEDICAL KITS FOR CHILDREN
By Fr. Saji SDB - The Director
Nutrition kits for the children
As we all are aware of, India is currently facing the second wave of COVID 19, which has been reported even more furious than the previous one. Every children and people are being restricted in their own homes with a single motto – “Stay home Stay safe”.
Don Bosco Veedu Society identified 180 families with children who are currently in risk of COVID 19 and are striving for their survival. The volunteers approached those families and made sure we provided them with essential nutrition kits which consisted of pulses, grains, refreshment snacks and nutrition powder. We also supplied them medical kits which consisted of N 95 masks, sanitisers, handwashes, mouthwashes, vitamin tablets and inhalation tablets.
We also identified shelter homes with school going children who are in need of immediate support of hygiene medical kits and made sure of its necessary supplies.
Children with the medical kit items
Refreshment kits for children
Apr 29, 2021
New clothes for street children across Kerala
By Fr. Saji SDB - The Director
Don Bosco Veedu Society is committed in rescuing and rehabilitating at risk and orphaned children from around the country. One of the major and long standing projects has been the Don Bosco Nivas Shelter Home, a temporary shelter facility to provide a safe and comfortable short stay for children in need of care and protection. Likewise we hve various shelter homes across the state of kerala on various districts. Every centres are registered under Juvenile Justice Act 2000 with facilities to accommodate children. These children come from different backgrounds such as orphaned, run away, single parent, children in conflict with law, child in need of care and protection etc.
Some of the basic necessities that a rescued child needs are a set of dress, toiletries and footwear. Children usually receive ‘hand me down’ clothes and on special occasions such as birthdays and festivities, children long to receive a new set of clothes, toiletries & footwear. Many a times, the donated clothes were either not their size, torn or very old. That is why we have decided to not only get new clothes but we also got a new pair of footwear, new toothbrushes, toothpaste, toungue cleaner, soap and shampoo for all of them using the funds which we raised through GlobalGiving donors.
Since during the time period we received a huge amount for providing necessary clothings and toiletries for our children, we managed to mobilise fund towards other branches of our organisation which were focused on rescuing and rehabilitation of street children across the state of Kerala. We have branches over Ernakulam, Kollam and Calicut which work for the rescue of street children. We managed to stock up sufficient new dresses from textiles and footwears for the children which was later distributed to around 1000 street children who were rescued and given shelter at various organisations of Don Bosco Veedu Society.
We cannot express in words the happiness we could witness on their faces once they received new clothes and shoes.Don Bosco Veedu Society is thankful to each and every donor from GlobalGiving for your gracious support which allows us to cater to the basic needs of children. We expect such continuous support from the generous donors so that the children will be able to receive new clothes and belongings frequently.