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Help An Indian Village With Food Insecurity And Education Crisis.
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  • Anonymous

    Created by

    Isha Godara
  • KV

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Kheowali Village

    from Sirsa, Haryana

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Do you miss eating out at your favourite restaurants?

Are you feeling the zoom fatigue and tired of online classes and work?

You probably answered yes to the above questions. COVID-19 disrupted our lives in unthinkable ways and caused many inconveniences. However, the fact that you can read this shows that we have access to resources such as education, technological devices, internet connection, and regular access to food.

On the other hand, millions of people are lacking access to these basic needs and resources all over the world. We understand that sometimes these issues feel so far away from you or you do not know how you can help such a deep societal challenge. It is true that no one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone!  

While it is difficult to help all the people being impacted by COVID-19, we are launching this fundraiser with the hope to help a small village in India deal with the adverse impacts of COVID-19 and we want you to join us in this journey.

Since COVID-19, the problem of food insecurity has been exacerbated because of unemployment; fluctuating food prices and disruptions in supply chains have made food more expensive. Getting access to sanitation products is even harder due to financial constraints. This is making it difficult for people in rural India to practise good hygiene practices such as washing hands with soap and cleaning the house with a disinfectant. This, in turn, can make them more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 and other diseases.

More than half of the children attending government school in rural India do not even have the privilege to complain about online classes because they do not have access to a smartphone and an internet connection. In some rare cases, where these students have managed to get access to these facilities, they cannot use them for multiple reasons such as:

  • They cannot afford to buy internet plans on a regular basis. 
  • They are not literate in English which makes it difficult to use technological devices.
  • They do not know how to use resources such as Google, YouTube and Khan Academy for educational purposes. 
Furthermore, their parents are not educated and have low-paying jobs so they cannot get help from their parents or afford private tuition. The teachers from their school are not even conducting virtual classes because students lack the necessary infrastructure to access them.

We have provided help to Kheowali village by running educational classes during COVID-19 since last September that provided help to more than 50 students. You can find more information about it on our Instagram page. However, our community needs more support and we cannot do it alone.

To find complete details about the fundraiser, you can visit our Notion board.

How do we want to provide further help?

We will help disadvantaged families in Kheowali village of India by doing the following:

  • Distribution of 250-300 food, sanitation and medicine kits. 
  • Providing literacy and numeracy lessons to 100+ students in the village who have been disadvantaged. 
You can find more information about the cost breakdown in the attached documents. We will be sharing proof of the delivery of this project once the fundraiser is complete. We will deliver the food items within 7-10 working days from when the fundraiser ends.

What is the scale of impact?

We aim to help 262 ~ families of Kheowali village (Sirsa, Haryana, India) who live below the poverty line. This translates into helping more than 1000 individuals. We have identified these families with the help of local government authorities.

We humbly urge you to provide support to our campaign. Even if you cannot donate, please share the campaign among your friends and family members so that we can reach out to more people. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

We look forward to your support, every penny counts.

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