And just like in a war, children suffer in ways that we cannot imagine. It has a generational impact. The trauma they go through watching the world around them spin out of control, losing their loved ones, the anxiety of what their future holds – can be crippling.
So, imagine the state of vulnerable children who do not have families, who rely on institutions like children’s homes to protect and keep them safe. The stability of these institutions determines their ability to double-down and protect their children when they need it the most. It is also a time when more children who lose their parents or family to the crisis need an alternative support system (at least temporarily).
If you have been thinking of how best to support children during this time, an impactful way is to strengthen children’s homes and enable them to protect, safe guard and shield our children from the worst of this crisis.
Impact on Children’s Homes:
Our Crisis Response:
1. Preventive Health Care kit which includes oximeter, thermometer and other first aid items to homes that are at a risk of exposure.
2. Support with testing and isolating where children or staff show symptoms or are at risk of exposure.
3. Financial Aid to cover essential requirements of homes that have seen more than an 80% dip in their monthly donations.
About us: Guardians of Dreams is a non-profit organisation working with 300+ children’s homes across Bangalore, Chennai and Ernakulam districts.