Why do we need to feed them during this Lockdown period?
95 % of the parents engaged with are daily wage earners such as masons, labourers, plumbers, electricians, gardeners, drivers, domestic helpers etc.
As food provided by the government is not reaching many of the migrant populations effectively, there is a legitimate need to help at least the ones who can be contacted. These are the families of the 450 children that are associated with Nai Disha's school in Vasant Kunj.
There is a need to do "our bit by providing relief to the families and neighbours of these impoverished children we cater to through our education programs as an add on service." And this is where the funds are most needed said their spokesperson.
It is essential that in these trying times, the community who are privileged show solidarity and donate generously to help the marginalized in dire need.
Nai Disha through its "Feed the Needy Program" is on a mission to help the migrant community that they specifically engage with (but not limited to) in the area of Vasant Kunj, by providing these destitute families with dry food supplies. The campaign launched is to help raise funds for food distribution to 1000 people or more as often as can be done.
How is Nai Disha doing this?
The food packet given to an average family of four and can help them survive for a month. One food packet contains Flour, Rice, Pulses, Sugar, Spices, Oil, Onions, Potatoes and soap. Each food packet has budgeted at Rs. 1100 (under $20 for approximately a month and 1 dollar roughly a day)
The money raised will be used to support 1000 for approximately a month and prevent hunger!
The Nai Disha team is also helping in the following ways to enhance the food program in the following ways:
1. By being in contact with 450 children who are attached to their school in Vasant Kunj by enquiring about their safety, well-being, food, and ration needs for their families
2. By contacting the children, they engage with twice a week to mentor and counsel them and making them aware of government facilities and schemes that can help them wherever possible.
3. By sensitizing the children, they engage with about Coronavirus and the importance of staying at home, wearing a mask, washing hands and maintaining social distancing.
4. By helping their needy children with dry ration packets and medical support during these difficult times
Nai Disha Educational and Cultural Society is a registered NGO with a valid 12A and 80G that has been working for the migrant children through education and upliftment programs since 2005.