"Support The Most Vulnerable Community During COVID-19 – Manual Scaven | Milaap
"Support The Most Vulnerable Community During COVID-19 – Manual Scaven
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Corona Patients

    from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

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Of the entire population, people working as sanitation workers, Manual scavengers are considered to be at the higher risk of getting infected from the deadly virus. In India especially in states like Tamil Nadu the jobs for manual scavenging is always reserved to a particular Dalit community, the Arunthathiyars. Manual scavenging is the most cruel form of discrimination in the modern world. Forcing people to clean human feces with no proper safety measures. The people involved in this are vulnerable to various infectious diseases and have weakened immune systems. People who are involved in manual scavenging are forced by the district administration to be involved in Covid 19 works. As witnessed during the previous lockdown the manual scavenging workers were forced to work for more hours at less wages
and without proper safety kits.

Relief: Food, safety kits, counselling, financial assistance & vaccination
Who: Manual scavengers
Location: Tirupur & Erode districts in Tamil Nadu

How will the funds be used?
Provide food & financial assistance to manual scavengers and their families who are affected by Covid-19
Equip them with proper safety measures
Large scale awareness campaigns on vaccination
Setting up of Vaccination camps and ensuring all manual scavenging workers are vaccinated
Project Area:
The project would be implemented in 2 wards of Avinashi Town Panchayat of Tiruppur district and 2 Wards of Nambiyur Town Panchayat of Erode District.


Who is Vizhuthugal?
Vizhuthugal, which means roots hangings from the branches of a banyan tree, was started by youths and students in 1992 as a response to combat the increasing child labor practices. We are heavily vested in empowerment of women and comprehensive development of the textile and garment industry workers in Tamil Nadu. We have been operating as a relentless campaigner for the protection and promotion of the rights of these sectors and with the goals of empowering the poor and the Dalits and emancipating them from the slavery.

Please visit us at http://vizhuthugal.org.in to learn more

2. Project Area:
The project would be implemented in 2 wards of Avinashi Town Panchayat of Tiruppur district and 2 Wards of Nambiyur Town Panchayat of Erode District.

3. Goal:
The project fund will be utilized in ensuring all manual scavengers in the proposed area are equipped with proper safety measures and make sure their families are protected from the deadly virus.
3.1. Outcomes
1) Equipping all manual scavengers with proper safety measures
2) Providing financial assistance to manual scavengers and their families who are affected by Covid-19
3) Providing relief measures to families involved in the manual scavenging since the current lockdown measures will affect their family income since they have no jobs
4) Providing financial assistance to all manual scavenging families who have lost their lives due to the Covid-19 virus.
5) Large scale awareness campaigns on vaccination among community
6) Setting up of Vaccination camps in the proposed area and ensuring all manual scavenging workers are vaccinated

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