Education  India Project #46463

Support Indian Women and Children Fight Covid19

by Save The Children India
Support Indian Women and Children Fight Covid19
Support Indian Women and Children Fight Covid19
Support Indian Women and Children Fight Covid19
Support Indian Women and Children Fight Covid19

Save The Children India (STCI) is a nonprofit organization that envisions India as a Child-Friendly Nation. It is committed to preventing the exploitation and all other forms of discrimination against vulnerable women and children, and empowering them to lead a life of dignity, self-respect, and independence.

 

Namita (name changed) is barely educated, having only reached Grade 4 in her short stint in school. Her husband made it till Grade 7. Their three children however were set to change the course for the family, with all three enrolled in school and their parents determined that they should at least see them through their secondary education. But with no paid work over the past six months, their dream is now stands blurred and their determination dented. Namita has worked as a domestic help, and her husband is a daily wage labourer. Their savings ran out within a couple of months and since then the only thing
they have only managed to do is scrape enough together for a meal or two every day.

 
It is no surprise that the children don’t have access to education anymore. The only way right now to continue their education would be online, accessed through a phone. The family has none. There are so many such families in our own cities and neighbourhoods. Food, a smart phone, access to medicine and health services - things that are part of our everyday life have become even more inaccessible for them now,after 1 year into a lockdown. With public services slow to start, daily wage opportunities being too far and few in between, more of the urban disadvantaged now rely on contributions from people like you so that STCI, which can reach out to them with grocery kits, education programmes and enable skilling programmes where possible so, that can help people can find paid work.


Supporting STCI enables us to reach out to families like Namita’s, to ensure their dreams of better lives for their children are supported. 

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Save The Children India (STCI) is a nonprofit organization that envisions India as a Child-Friendly Nation. It is committed to preventing the exploitation and all other forms of discrimination against vulnerable women and children, and empowering them to lead a life of dignity, self-respect, and independence.

 

Realizing the gravity of the situation owing to the spread of Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdown, STCI sprang into action, and with the support of corporate grants, institutional donors, individuals and partners, have been engaging in the provision of relief material, across locations in Maharashtra (Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Satara, Sangli, Solapur, Kolhapur, Nanded, Latur, Osmanabad) and Delhi NCR. Over the last 5 months, through a vast network of volunteers and support staff, we have been able to distribute 24,554 grocery and hygiene kits and 3500 masks to a wide target audience that includes our beneficiaries and their families, other vulnerable families in the communities, as well as administration like police personnel, to whom we distributed 550 PPE kits. We have also successfully facilitated 444 Direct Cash Transfers, and have provided 50 batteries to children with hearing impairments, for their hearing aids. Realizing the agony of the arduous journey thousands of migrants were making back home, we distributed 6000 snack kits to those boarding long trains back home, and also distributed 1,20,000 water bottles. Since we work with young vulnerable women, we also ensured that women and girls in 29 shelter homes received hygiene items and thermometers. Through our efforts so far, we have been able to positively impact the lives of 2,55,090 beneficiaries so far, and will continue with our efforts in the days and months to come.

During the course of the lockdown, while the provision of essential items mentioned above was an immediate response to the lockdown and its negative externalities, we also realized the vital need of continuing to provide uninterrupted services to all our stakeholders, even in these unprecedented times. 

 

With generous support from donors like you, we aim to uplift the spirits of many more vulnerable women and children.

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The onslaught of the novel Corona virus, and its rapid spread across the globe, has had devastating effects on the life of millions, the world over. In India, the 1st phase of lockdown, to prevent the spread of this deadly virus, was imposed in the 2nd week of March, 2020. Ever since, with the virus not showing any signs of slowing down, we have all been confined to the boundaries of our home. This has had a particularly harsh effect on those who already fell under the lower socio-economic strata of society, with many of them now being pushed further into poverty – a loss of employment which has translated into a lack of basic essentials to get through the day. Millions in India have now been pushed to the precipice, struggling to make it from one day to the next.

 

Over the last 5 months, STCI has successfully distributed 19,246 Grocery and Hygiene Kits, 550 PPE Kits for Police personnel, 3500 Masks, 21,600 bottles of water and 6000 snack kits to migrants travelling back home in the special trains, across Maharashtra and Delhi NCR. Through our efforts, we have reached out to over 1,30,770 beneficiaries, and will continue doing so in the days and months to come.

 

We would like to thank our donors for their generous donations, and will strive to ensure the successfull transition of donations into kits, all through the months to come.

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Save The Children India

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra - India
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Twitter: @STCI_Mumbai
Project Leader:
jyoti nale
Mumbai, Maharashtra India
$652 raised of $30,000 goal
 
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