Mask Distribution within Classrooms
COVID has been tough on communities. Many children had to drop out and could not afford digital learning during the lockdown. In the rural slums of Farrukhabad where E&H Foundation has been running education programs since 2013, families were struggling to survive the impact of COVID. Post the second wave, the fear has been high. Building upon our existing programs, we intervened in our work areas last year in the rural block of Shamsabad in the Farrukhabad district of UP, reaching out to 28 villages covering over 6000 families and worked on:
- Increasing COVID awareness and reducing its spread.
- Facilitating the linkage of extremely marginalized households to various government relief schemes, reaching out to more than 2000 beneficiaries.
- Providing emergency food kits to about 1000 most vulnerable households along with extending psychosocial support and counselling for extremely distressing cases or families.
Since August 2020, E&H Foundation is supporting communities with access to information, entitlements and education in the rural and urban slums of UP. We are building preparedness for any future COVID waves and also working in close collaboration with public infrastructures and front-line workers to address myriad challenges and social issues in a collective approach.
In the ongoing academic year, E&H Foundation is supporting the quality primary education of over 5100 underprivileged children from STD 1-5 in the rural and urban slums of Farrukhabad and Lucknow in partnership with Gyan Shala and Bharti Foundation. Of these, around 4400 students are being covered from STD 1-3 through learning centres within slums of Lucknow and Farrukhabad and another 720 students from STD 1-5 are being covered through three operational schools in the rural slums of Farrukhabad.
In the last few months, we have worked closely with our ground partners to promote COVID awareness within classrooms via distributing masks to students and parent communities, distributing oximeters to teachers and supervisors, distributing food kits to parent communities as well as motivating and mobilizing entire villages to get vaccinated.
Working with Communities
Studying in groups
Mask Distribution to Students