"Coronavirus Support - Helping Daily Wagers with Food/Medical Aid".
Sewa International appeals to all its supporters world-wide to come forward and help provide services to the most vulnerable of the population who have no means to fight the global pandemic, Covid-19. Marginalized communities, especially engaged in the informal economy, all across India are most vulnerable now, feeling burnt of lockdown leading to lost wages/jobs, eviction from rented homes, no money to buy essentials, lack of medical assistance, all pointing to a grim future for them.
We believe that only by appropriately preparing, engaging and getting ready for the pandemic, can we contribute to reduce Covid-19 impacts and save lives of the marginalized and vulnerable population.
Following 4-pronged strategy is being proposed (to be updated as per the developing situation with the advance of Covid-19),
Spreading awareness among local populations through social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube etc), and with the help of our International Associates, to avoid the spread of Covid-19 and proper care of the patients.
Providing basic support materials to marginalized and vulnerable people in India, for surviving extended lockdowns and restrictions on services. These include food kits, sanitation kits, face-masks and basic first-aid/medical kits.
Preparing homemade cloth-based face masks through home-based tailors who can provide services on voluntary/nominal charges basis. These masks would provide basic protection against the spread of corona virus and other respiratory diseases to poor families as well as essential service provider workers like food vendors, police personnel, cleaners etc.
Mobilizing our skilled students trained in Healthcare courses like General Duty Assistant/Home Health Aide at our PMKK/PMKVY centres, to be ready as Reserved Medical Staff(RMS), to provide support as needed to Govt hospitals/medical centres, in collaboration with respective state’s health department.
We need your generous donations and support in running these essential services. Let's all work together to keep our communities safe.