We, teachers of Chennai Higher Secondary School, Pulianthope for the past 7 years and are currently working with approximately 200 families to provide covid-relief support.
More than 80% of the breadwinners from these families are daily wage laborers and are employed in the informal sector. Predominantly they were employed as slaughterhouse workers who have now been forced out of jobs due to COVID, resulting in families running into debts. Around 50% of the families have exhausted their savings and have mortgaged their valuables to help with their basic needs. So far we have been able to provide essential ration supplies to these families and are now seeking your help to extend this support in providing economic relief to them. In addition to this only, 5% of the families have smartphones with them for online classes. We would also like to provide students with tabs/smartphones so that they can continue their schooling online.
The funds received through this fundraiser will solely be used towards supporting the well-being and educational benefits of the families of Pulianthope. We request your support through contributions of any amount and sharing this with your network. Thank you in advance for your trust and generosity.