Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
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Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Emergency Appeal: COVID-19 In India and Globally
Students happy to return
Students happy to return

Dear Friends of Action Change,

2 years on and the combating the virus in India is far from over, but with so much time off school is now essential to balance a safe return for students while helping to support the COVID Jab roll-out. Currently around 3% of people have been vaccinated and the healthcare is struggling. 

One of our projects in India is a special needs school and while we closed during government advice there is a light and we are now allowed to start welcoming some students back following strict guidelines. Therefore phase 1 is we had a vaccination drive at the school and it was great to see many of our students and staff come forward and receive their vaccination. Now this is complete we are actively fundraising to start funding from December 1st a physiotherapist to come to the school once a week, previously we use to run therapy sessions in groups but if we can raise $250 a week we will be able to fund a 3 hour weekly session where the physio will work with some of more struggling children to help them become more mobile and motivated to help them stimulate their brain to enhance their learning.

Through lockdown many students have experienced depression and struggled with limited support so we are excited to raise some funds and start getting our children excited and back to a routine as much as possible.

Although you might think COVID is slowly over we all know this is not true and we now move to learning to live with it but it is also going to take many months and years before we get back to where we were pre covid. We can only do this with your support so thank you! 

Also don't forget donations on 30th November #givingtuesday will be matched by GlobalGiving so please save the date and help us make a bigger difference before the end of the year.

 

Many Thanks,

Padmini

India Project Manager

 

Vaccination Drive in School.
Students and Staff received vaccine
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Introduction 

Well over a year and we are all still fighting COVID-19. In developed countries like the UK and USA the press is flooded with the number of residence vaccinated but for places such as India, Africa and poorer communities the end is far from insight. In Kerala where we work 1.5 million cases of COVID have been confirmed and numbers are climbing. India is seeing 350,000 new cases each day. Governments are failing and communities have access to no oxygen and people are dying.

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This term India was overwhelmed by the delta variant of covid and all schools were closed and had to move to online formats. It now costs a student $1500 per year to attend school a figure most families are unable to afford. We have stepped in to assist by paying teachers salaries so that the school are able to offer more scholarships and resources to families who are unable to afford the school fees.

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Introduction 

Our struggles with the virus are far from over, as we begin the new year many countries are becoming crippled by the second wave and reinforced lockdowns that governments have imposed. Whilst a few people can continue to work from home, there are many living below the poverty line who have lost their homes and are struggling to feed their families due to the lost income. This is no the only problem for these communities as the lack of funding results in a lack of access to healthcare and support

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Our team is working remotely and are available around the clock to ensure all our projects are doing everything we can to support the local communities. Working with each project we will assess and provide projects with critical resources to tackle the virus and put in measures for the project to survive long term! Currently using all reserves to survive the lockdown our project aim is to ensure that we support all projects to be able to resume and continue their work into the future

 

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When we went into lockdown for the first time back in March we all thought it was going to be a few weeks to prepare and then things would go back to normal. But as we all see this was wrong and now people are trying to move on the need for support is growing by the second. 

With your support we have been able to fund a number of emergency response projects around the world. Including funding PPE in South Africa, Funding a free phone emergency line for women and children that found themselves victims of domestic abuse due to lockdowns and high rise in unemployment in Zimbabwe. We funded emergency food projects across Latin America and Africa and today we are still funding over 200 daily meals to three townships in South Africa, funding permitting we hope to continue this project until the end of the year as it is a vital lifeline for the majority of those we feed. 

 

We have also been able to fund masks, oxygen for a community hospital in Peru and over in Ghana we have trained 4 teachers and 2 police officers in emergency first response training and provided advanced equipped and PPE ready first aid kits. 

 

This is just a snippet of what we have been doing and now we try to balance our emergency response efforts with rebuilding and support to activate our projects and help everyone try to get back on track or retrain. This comes at a huge cost and we traditionally work in rural and remote locations which means often government funding never makes it to these communities, without you they wouldn’t be able to survive. 

 

As we approach thanksgiving and giving Tuesday we would like to remind you that GlobalGiving is putting up $1million for match funding on 1st December and so we would love for anyone that can to donate again on the 1st so together we can help accelerate our post COVID rebuilding projects in early 2021.

 

Thank you for continued support

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Dear Supporters,

 

A call away from a new life! Because of your generosity through donations to our COVID-19 Emergency appeal one of the projects we were able to launch was a toll-free phone line for victims of domestic violence. 

 

With national lockdowns being imposed by governments around the world we noticed a quick spike in domestic violence cases as people began to be in each other's space 24/7.   In Zimbabwe, over 10,000 women reported sexual abuse yearly before COVID-19 and our new project for Women Empowerment in Zimbabwe reached out to us to help those in need as numbers begain to rise with lockdown. 

 

Because of your donations and support we were able to fund a toll-free phone call centre for victims of domestic abuse to reach out to confidentially. The phone line has now been toll-free for a week and we have already received two calls that the team are working with and we will begin to advertise and market this service across local communities from next week. 

 

Your donations have funded this project to be toll-free for the next 3 months but we have many more projects in need of funding to do similar projects and help communities as we begin to open economies and businesses. The rebuild post COVID-19 is already shaping up to look like a challenging task but together we can help everyone retrain and enter the new world we all face. 

 

Thank you for your continued support during such a challenging time and we would like to remind you that GlobalGiving are running a very special match funding day on July 15th when donations of $100 or more will be matched, we would be very grateful if you can put this date in your diary and help us share our project with your network on this day! 

 

If you would like to find out more about our project please do reach out to us at hello@gvitrust.org 

 

With Gratitude,

 

Emergency Response To Corona Virus

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Tyrone Bennett
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