Because Only Together We Can
Turning Around the COVID 19 impact - one life at a time
Who We Are
We are a group of ordinary, regular people, being a part of communities across Kerala, who have seen the effect of the Pandemic. The first wave and the agony it created to the people was followed by the economic breakdown of businesses. Even the slightly bigger businesses did not survive.
People slowly lost their jobs as work folded. The imperative to meet daily needs meant pawning the saved gold jewellery, selling land and above that missed payments on mortgages – all with a hope that this would pass in a few months. The common man was fooled by thinking that this would pass away soon. However, it started to get the better of everyone and was eating away at life.
Outreach efforts were started with community kitchens. Yes, this partially solved the immediate need for the poorest of the poor for their daily bread to a small extent.
There were other things that were breaking down. People were unemployed. Getting past a month by paying rents, utilities and food was also getting a challenge as almost all households were affected barring the rich. Here was where the chunk of India was – the lower and middle class societies – whose only promise lies in education. Here we were targeting something that may have a longer impact. If students were deprived education their tomorrow also would be devastated.
- We concentrate on one side education and fee relief to students impacted with the economic conditions prevalent with parents losing jobs and businesses.
- We support procurement of used online equipment and support for online education to students that need smart phones and laptops.
- We look at short courses and tools that may now be unaffordable to students and young adults to enhance their career.
NO SUFFERING - ONLY HAPPINESS
WHAT WE DO NOW
We showcase immediate needs of students month on month on course fees, course subscriptions. Many jobs were lost and people are finding it difficult to pay their tuition. Each shall be displayed as a need arises.
— Education Aids
With COVID impacting jobs and lives, many parents work from home and that gets used to put bread on the table. The computer at home cannot support the kids too. Even if we look at 2 kids, theres a need for at least 2 computers
Online coaching, training & mentoring of students are being offered by our associates. Students are encouraged on a strategy in career and starting their own business. Individuals on our team can refer them for assistance as well through industrial collaborations.
— Destitute Women
Abandoned girls and young women are being trained every week in using their hand in craft. Right now we have craft professionals training them for free. Later we may need sponsors for the material. We wish to start many more women centred activities for such women.
— Meal Support
Right now this initiative is a random effort to support the poor within the community. Support needs more planning as the infrastructure needs to be built. We are not ready as yet. We wish this to be streamline once a concerted effort to build this section is done.
— Geriatric Help
Many old men and women are in need of help in carry out daily activities. Many young people are out in different places and this help can be extended as a combination of paid and volunteer depending on the need established by our volunteers.