covid-19: war against hunger
When the nationwide lockdown imposed by the Government of India, Lives of millions of migrant laborers, daily wage workers, rag-pickers, house-helps, street vendors have come to a standstill. The woes to access basic services without daily income have led the low-income communities to slip into a high-risk community. Their inability to access one full square meal for a family, have increased their movement in and out of their shelter in search of food, leading to increased chances of being infected. This is an ever-increasing community, the population of which is directly proportional to the increase in the number of lockdown days.
We at Prabhaav Foundation, believe in creating an impact on the lives of people.
The first step towards a developed society is quality education for our children. Under the CSR imitative of ONGC, a program for mobilising students to create awareness about scholarships available under government and corporate houses was launched in January,2019 in New Delhi. We reached out to more than 3500 students from government schools of South West Delhi, to help deserving students to easily avail scholarships.
UN sustainable goal 8 emphasis on decent work and economic growth and providing a sustainable livelihood has been one of our key initiatives.
We began a handicraft centre at Chandigarh with more than a 1000 beneficiaries. The women create beautiful handmade products, which have been widely exhibited and appreciated. By doing so Prabhaav is helping them by giving all possible opportunities for growth. One of the beneficiaries from the Centre featured on Colors Channel- Mission Sapne season -1.
To make our cities safe, resilent and inclusive, We at Prabhaav are working on the development of the slums in Delhi NCR. Under various initiatives we support the dwellers to paint the exteriors of their dwellings in bright colours, encourage them for tree plantation, conduct health and hygiene programs, often distributing bio-degradable healthy sanitary napkins. We encourage them to express themselves by doing street art on their walls, thereby, giving the slums a new identity and increasing the self esteem of the residents.
NATIONAL DIGITAL LITERACY MISSION
In 2015, National Digital Literacy Mission under the vision of the Prime Minister, launched “Appreciation of Digital Literacy”. The aim of the program was “to make a person IT literate, so that he/she can operate digital devices, like mobile phones, tablets, etc., send and receive e-mails and search internet for information etc.” This was implemented by us in partnership with ‘Our Helping Hand’ and training's were conducted in Delhi/NCR and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
EXPRESSIONS AND IMPRESSIONS
Self growth has been of primary importance as we moved forward. Our workshop series of "Impressions & Expression" is a platform for individuals to evolve themselves. Our impressions are our ideas, feelings, or opinions about something or someone especially formed without conscious thought or on the basis of little evidence & Expression is the action of making known one's thoughts or feelings. We understand that positive impressions will only get positive expressions. Some of the critical impression topics discussed in these sessions include gender sensitivity, parenting, self development, discussing POSH & POCSO Act. Self expression has been supported through workshops on Calligraphy, Dance and Art and Meditation camps.