COVID 19 is widely spread across the world and the people everywhere has been trying to adapt to the current scenario without loosing hope for a better tomorrow. Many sectors has been drastically affected by the pandemic situation as they have reduced the manpower at most of the working sectors. We recently identified 50 families who were completely depending on weaving and hand loom. These people widely lost demand for their manufactured goods during the situation thus resulting in a reduce of manpower in the sector. Thus they became unemployed and were forced to look for other income generating activities.
Don Bosco Veedu Society has identified certain families who were not able to find other income generating sources and were struggling to get food and nutrition for the family. Through the donors of GlobalGiving and local donors we were able to distribute food kits worth 500 INR for each family.
The contents of the food kits are as follows:
Rice - 5Kg
Dal - 250g
Chilly powder - 1 pack
Corriander powder - 1 pack
Sunflower oil - 1 Litre
Biscuit - 2 packs
Aval - 1 pack
Sugar - 1kg
Tea powder - 1Kg
Salt - 1 pack
Mustard - 1 pack
Bread - 2 pack
Nov 30, 2020
New Beginning for a family : Together we survive
By Fr. Saji SDB - The Director
THhe family infront of their house being rebuilt
Kerala has faced drastic flood during 2018 and 2019 which has affected the lives of people in different ways. Government of Kerala has implemented a number of helping aids for the victims. People managed to overcome the effects of flood with the support of the government. Even then there were people who haven’t received sufficient help from the schemes implemented by the government as they were not aware of those schemes and couldn’t complete the formalities for availing the services. Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society has identified a family who were drastically affected because of the flood during 2019.
The family consisting of mother and two children lost their house during the landslide caused by the heavy rainfall and flood at Aruvikkara, Trivandrum which is approximately 25km away from Trivandrum main city. They couldn’t avail from the government as they were not aware of it. We jointly with the panchayat ward member and other local leaders has initiated in building a good shelter for the family so that they wouldn’t have to continue living under the tent which they used to live in after the flood.
We have managed to gather funds from local donors and GlobalGiving donors inorder to build house for the family. We expect to identify more victims of flood in rural areas who seek helping hand for rebuilding their lives.
Sep 25, 2020
Stand With Kerala - Online Education Support
By Fr. Saji SDB - The Director
Since the pandemic has affected every sectors across our country, the educational institutions are shut down as part of precautionary measures for fighting COVID 19. The government has introduced online education where the children can receive education through mass medias from their own homes. This can be made practical only when the children has access to the infra structures through which online sources can be accessed such as smart television and internet connections.
The problem emerged when the innovative way of providing education was implemented across Kerala. There were exemption cases where the children couldn’t access to the mass media as they were not able to afford buying smart televisions in their home. Thus poverty became a major factor in providing the children with quality education. Don Bosco Veedu society with the help of GlobalGiving has donated 12 smart televisions for the children who lack access to the technologies. The televisions were provided as a step to prevent drop outs with the reason of lack of technologies.
We collaborated with an American Malayalee group called “Stand with Kerala” and identified 12 children who are in need of smart television for pursuing their education during this pandemic period. We organised the event in the presence of Hon’ble minister Shri. Kadakampalli Surendran ( Ministster of tourism and devaswom, Government of Kerala). The parents of the children were called upon and the televisions were handed over to them.The televisons were distributed and the feedback was collected from the beneficiaries. The whole event was documented and uploaded in You tube. The link is provided below.