Pray that you and your family are keeping well.
There is uncertainity all around the globe, no two doubts about that! The Corona Virus is nearing an explosive number of a million deaths and no signs of infection decreasing any time soon.
Vaccines are months away and we've got to live with the corona virus until (the least) 2022, says WHO, ofcourse with safety precautions etc.
The third world country like ours get affected the most: people have lost jobs and are fighting relentlesslly for survival and not to forget the mental health!
Our country has already been in the lockdown in the past for 120 days and right now in the second phase implemented by the local governments as per the situation. More than half of the 77 districts are in lockdown currently. Sadly, with out proper managements and no pragmatic steps ahead.
As an organization, it has been difficult to operate. We are used to taking action(s) on the field, visiting families, providing them with nutritious food, education support, health and awareness but with the virus very active and of course the prohibitory orders, we are crippled. We have, however not lost hope, and definitely not stopped any suuport.
Through out the first lock down we delivered food suppies and items of hygiene to all our "Educare Families" for 3 months unsure of how long the lock down would continue. Post the easiness, we were worried about the children. Our team constantly talked to the mothers and the children on a regualr basis keeping them aware and asking them to follow the sops' in their daily lives.
By the grace of God, none of our beneficiareis have been infefcted with the corona virus (although there has been very little testing) atleast there have been no complains of any related symptoms.
We have distributed education supplies to all the children that we support. A total of 105 children received them stationary and books so that they could continue their education through whatever means possible. Some of them have been engaed through schools with online classes while the majority remain far eluded from this facility. However we have asked the mothers to engage them in their studies for a couple of hours daily.
At present, more than 30,000 cases and around 150 deaths have been reported . So far, the government's handling of the COVID-19 has been inadequate and largely mismanaged to say the least.
Besides our regular beneficiaries, the TEAM also feels for the people in our surroundings that are desperate.
Our focus has been on "Awareness" On every level, the management and the board has broadcasted messages of awareness where possible.
The second action has been feeding people, taking into consideration, people have lost jobs and are on the verge of defeat mercilessly! We cooked nutritious food and delivered to the homes of the most disadvantaged families and this in cordination with the local government authority.
The third action has been providing baby foods to the families having children below 2 years of age.
This is the least we could do with all the rseources at our disposal.
We can not thank our donors, friends and families enough for their kindess and generosity. These are not big deeds but definitely acts making major difference to the lives of people and the socitey!
TEAM Bahini Foundation