During this pandemic, we have been talking to the schools to understand their needs better. Students from 70% of our schools that we work with belong to low-income communities. While we have a huge network of schools, we have identified 5 schools in Mumbai and 1 in Delhi who are looking for support around groceries and sanitation products for families of students in their communities.
We are supporting 500 families of our Mumbai based schools i.e. are Holy Star High School (Malwani, Malad), Cosmos High School(Malwani, Malad), Holy Mother English School (Malwani, Malad), Anjuman Islam High School (Versova, Andheri west) and Swami Vivekanand Education Society (Dahisar East) and additionally staff members of Sai Nath Public School, Tigri Extension, New Delhi.
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Groceries and hygiene kit to be provided :
5 kg of wheat flour
10 kg of rice
2 kg daal
1 packet of salt
100-gram turmeric powder
100-gram red chili powder
1 kg of sugar
1 kg Potato
2 packets of sanitary pads
Cost of this kit per family: Rs.1400
Transportation / Packaging / Miscellaneous expenses: Rs.25000
Number of families to support: 500
These funds will be utilized, on the ground, to help make available a variety of immediate resources for communities in need.
As we all struggle with a global pandemic and its disastrous effect on our local economies, it is important for us to immediately pivot our philanthropic energies to the most vulnerable among us.