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.
Working under the guidelines of UN sustainable goal 8, Employment was generated by engaging women belonging to economically less privileged section of the society.
Our 8 yr old centre at Chandigarh has more than a 1000 beneficiaries. The women are involved in creating beautiful handmade products often using recycled fabric. While providing economic sustainability we have tried to give them all possible opportunities for growth and as a result one of the beneficiary featured on Colors Channel- Mission Sapne season -1.
The products created at the centre are showcased at Various Exhibitions with some of them being;
British High Commission- Tamana Winter Carnival
Blind School Diwali Mela
Epic Centre Gurgaon
Intach Gurgaon Haat
Fortis Hospital- Chandigarh
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
Prabhaav Foundation has organised multiple sessions on various sensitive topics at British Council, Gymkhana, a few RWAs in Delhi and at the Chandigarh centre. More that 50 sessions have covered topics like:
Gender sensitivity, a panel discussion at Sur Taal, New Delhi, where distinguished panelists discussed the topic with enthusiasm.
Workshops on POSH act with corporates.
Workshops on POCSO act with school children, their parents, teachers and support staff.
Parenting workshops and self development workshops moderated by renowned speakers such as Mr. Abhimanyu Kaul.
Many workshops on Calligraphy, Dance and Art have been organised for children on self expression.
Organised Meditation camps under guidance of Mr. Santosh Joshi, a motivational speaker and life transformational coach.