As the world drew to a halt, we had all hands on deck!
Our COVID19 Response
Covid Relief in
In our urge to curb the spread of infection in rural India, we are supporting more than 2300 households in Masat Subcentre and 2100 households in Raghunathnagar Sub Centre in South 24 Paraganas. We have engaged 15 ASHA workers in the area who are visiting door-to-door to provide health check-up, hygiene kits (masks & sanitizers) and helping individuals register for vaccination. Moreover, a miking van travels in the area disseminating important message on vaccination. We are also providing 2 weeks of ration to covid affected families in order to enable them to isolate completely.
How we helped
Like in any other disaster, women and children are highly vulnerable. They are the ones who are most affected- physically and mentally. Our campaign “Bleed in Peace” helped in providing access to sustainable menstrual hygiene products- cloth pads and underwear to women and adolescent girls in vulnerable areas of West Bengal. We distributed more than 6000 hygiene kits during the months of lockdown. This campaign also became a source of livelihood for women making the kits in our workshop. We were supported by Paint It Red and German Consulate Kolkata in this endeavor.
But wait, there’s more
Soon after the lockdown, we joined hands with UNICEF West Bengal for the campaign “Aapnar Mask I Aapnar Porichoy”– COVID mitigation response in 3 wards of Kolkata. Under this campaign, we trained 100 self-help group women from the slums of Kolkata to make fabric cloth masks (GOI standards) and assisted them throughout household distribution in major slums of Kolkata. We also conducted a perception study with SHG’s and community members regarding mask usage and their knowledge on the subject.
Mental Health During Covid 19
According to the World Health Organisation, fear, worry, and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, and at times when we are faced with uncertainty or the unknown. So it is normal and understandable that people are experiencing fear in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few articles on coping with mental stress and home safety from some of our sister organizations.
Child Health and Safety
With the onset of COVID-19, it is of the utmost priority that the little ones at home are healthy, happy, and well-nourished. And we aren’t just talking about toddlers, even the teens and young adults need love and care! Take a look at some curated topics from our sister organizations.