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Feed The Needy During COVID-19 Lockdown

WHY WE CHOOSE TO BE PRESENT WITH COMMUNITY AT THIS TIME

“It was a normal day for us during lockdown and we were in conversation with our students to engage them in online classes, suddenly one of our students broke down and shared she is having food crises at home as her father is stuck in Haryana who was working as a labor there. Since most of the parents of our students are daily wagers and they were highly impacted by the lockdown so we decided to be in action. We started with our own students and didn’t realized when we started supporting 3000 meals per day with the support of individuals who joined us in the mission. What we found during these days we were flowing with need of an hour and a lot of people asked us if this is mission drift for the organization, we say this is an emergency response for humanitarian crisis and it’s our responsibility as a human being to take care of our fellow citizens

                              – Founders of Lakshya Jeevan Jagriti    

Lakshya Jeevan Jagriti is a social enterprise working in Education and Skill Training sector since 2009. At Lakshya, we run four main programs. One is an after-school support program called Eklavya where we support school students from 1st to 12th standard by engaging them in study buddy, teaching them how to use the Internet, and preparing them for a better future. ‘Aao Sath Maa’ is a women empowerment program that is designed to give them financial literacy, basic education, and IT training. The third is an Employment training program for youth between the ages of 18 and 30 years. Our other initiative is team training in corporates and other organizations. All of these programs run under a theme of Personal Mastery, which is capacity building training to enhance the performance in their respective fields. 

Most of the parents of our students are daily wagers and this is the most challenging time for them. 

None of us have been prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit us all.

Five phases of lockdown and economic slowdown impacted lives of daily wagers, skilled laborers, small vendors, rickshaw pullers, fruits/vegetable sellers, and homeless people. And we decided to be with them at this challenging time.

Communities where relief work was done

Daya Basti slum , Nehru Nagar slum, Zakhira slum, Tank Road, 100 quarters, Shadipur village and numerous homeless people. 

Supported communities till date and still continuing our work by

    1. 3000 cooked meals per day in highly effected communities
    2. Supported 790 families with dry grocery kits  
    3. 3500 Sanitary pads to women and girls in low income communities
    4. Spread awareness about does and don`t to avoid COVID virus spread and social distancing
    5. Distributed 4000 face masks 
    6. Ready to eat food packets to 693 migrants going home by train
    7. Counselling sessions to prevent domestic violence to women 
    8. 20 Engaged women in community kitchen

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING

 We are supporting communities in three ways. Providing cooked meals for laborers, homeless and in slums. Grocery kits to families of daily wagers, vendors and others who need support. Providing ready made food kits to labors going home by road, trains and buses.

OUR REALISATION AND THE ROAD AHEAD

  • Realize
  • Accept
  • Combat
  • Empathize

Sangeeta lost her father in a road accident. The only bread earner is her mother, who is a domestic worker, but due to this challenging time she is stuck at her home and now the whole family is struggling for everyday food. We reach such families who need support for the basic needs like food, sanitary pads and other essentials.

We would like to take your support to provide food to these vulnerable families and people who are in immediate need.