Help Covid-19 hit daily wagers (RTE) feed their families in UP | Milaap
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Help Covid-19 hit daily wagers (RTE) feed their families in UP
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    RightWalk Foundation

    from Lucknow

We supported many Khushirams study in the same school as Tina and get access to quality education. With this pandemic situation, children like Khushiram again need our support. It is time to save their families from hunger in this Covid-19 national lock-down situation.

Alignment with RightWalk's work:
Our work has been in the domain of institutional distribution of welfare schemes to the beneficiaries. Our mandate is making legislative rights accessible and delivered to the eligible communities and people. We are involved in working towards provision of Right to Education to people from weak socio economic backgrounds and disadvantaged groups. Through this project we will try to ensure that the Right to Food of these communities is also made accessible in these trying times.

COVID-19- Response to Pandemic situation:
Our work with RTE places us in close contact with the under privileged communities. This being the admission season, we were actively working towards spreading awareness about RTE through our helpline. We were also conducting an Impact assessment to study the impact of RTE on the children and their families. When the pandemic hit, with calls about RTE, we also started getting calls from families on our helpline number requesting us for support. We received some direct calls from communities and families seeking support as well. We are currently working with approximately 3 lakh families in Uttar Pradesh and in a span of one day mapped 300 families who needed urgent assistance with ration. This being an emergency situation, and the target audience already in distress, we tried to seek support from the Government for delivery of services. But due to the scale of the issue when government invited us to assist them we decided to reach out ourselves.

The families we are targeting are from economically weaker section and the disadvantaged groups of the society. They earn less than INR 8350/month and are from the lower strata of the society. The adults in these families are engaged as daily wage labourers, agricultural labourers, small shopkeepers, rickshawalas, thelawalas etc. All these businesses are closed in the present scenario leaving them with no options of income pushing the families further towards the hunger pit. Some of these families have widows, disabled, old people and mothers with little children, who need immediate support.

We are trying to reach out to as many families as possible. Our idea is to provide a family of five with approximately 10 days meals for thrice a day
Till now we have reached to 2100 families in Uttar Pradesh, providing 3,90,000 meals

We target to reach a total of 8000 families by end of May and your support will help sustain our mission, ensuring that families facing the distress situation the most do not go to sleep with a hungry stomach. Sponsoring such a families' meals today will go a long way in ensuring that their Right to Food is duly delivered to them.

One food kit costs Rs 1500 that can sustain one family of five for 2 weeks. 
You may chose to sponsor as many number of families as you like.
We are glad to announce that every new donor will be matched with a contribution from two respected HNI donors who would add another Rs 200. So please donate in large numbers. Every little contribution counts.

Progress thus far

About RightWalk Foundation:
Since inception, RightWalk Foundation (a not for profit organisation ) has been striving hard towards institutional reforms in education while working closely with civil societies as well as the government of Uttar Pradesh to drive equity, access, quality and inclusion in education.
We have been spearheading the Right to Education Act’s 25% reservation provision for poor children in private schools in the state of UP since 2014, thus enabling 1,55,000 children from Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Groups (DG) to be admitted in private schools and study for free in a span of five years.

We have been awarded the prestigious international Ashoka Fellowship and renowned Acumen Fellowship for persistent efforts towards equality in access to education and battling political roadblocks to unlock RTE 12.1.C in UP.  RightWalk was also conferred the APJ Abdul Kalam Award for innovation in Governance. We have also been listed as one of India’s Top Education Influencer by ScooNews and among Top 26 NGOs Impacting Education in India by Education World Magazine.

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