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COVID-19 RESPONSE EDUCATION FUND FOR FOREST DWELLERS

A young Van Gujjar man is COVID + and as a result her 6 month old girl and wife have been quarantined along with the family. Vineeta( name changed), at the age of 28 died due to ignorance in the communities on menstrual issues and a severe lack of health resources. There are many like her who die every year due to unavailability, affordability and lack of access to healthcare facilities.
 
As COVID-19 pandemic reached the forest dwelling pastoralist and nomadic communities 4 days ago there has been an immediate response from the administration. The lockdown protocols have stipulated a set of uniform practices for citizen habitations across - urban, rural or forest settings. The nomadic and pastoralist communities survive by earning on a daily basis - 1. By selling milk (a daily produce) and 2. Offering daily wages as well. The challenge towards practicing pastoralism, sustaining livelihood and health is rising with every passing day.
 
Under the current COVID scenario these challenges have amplified as missing institutional support, poor awareness, low levels of literacy are posing serious challenges. The COVID has severely disrupted the limited abilities of community towards health concerns.
 
We at Samanta Foundation have been working with women and children from Taungya and Van Gujjar communities (Traditional Forest Dwellers, nomads, pastoralists) in Lower Shivalik for a year with limited resources. We have been conducting -
  1. COVID awareness sessions
  2. Discussions 
  3. Group engagements around Preventive  and Curative health. 
In order to pursue and strengthen our work we seek your support for
  1. Provisioning of health (adequate food support), hygiene and sanitation resources during COVID and post COVID scenarios for the community with focus on - Women, Adolescent girls and Children.
  2. Conducting training and awareness sessions. Use technology to support community resistance and response in situations similar to COVID in current and coming times.
  3. Set up a Community owned learning centre for the women and children.
Develop youth and women as the primary responders (ASHA etc) to health issues and to raise awareness (COVID-19) in wider communities.

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NewsLetter - Samanta Foundation 2020
NewsLetter - Samanta Foundation 2020
Samanta Foundation in news @ Times of India
Samanta Foundation in news @ Times of India
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1st October 2020
Dear Supporters,

As part of Covid 19 response, the community has started making their own reusable cotton masks and sanitary pads.

With your support we have reached this far and now we are organizing the women into groups to increase production to meet the local community demand.

For more updates and information visit our web

WWW.Samanta.org and read our newsletter/ blog.

Dear Supporters,

As part of Covid 19 response, the community has started making their own reusable cotton masks and sanitary pads.

With your support we have reached this far and now we are organizing the women into groups to increase production to meet the local community demand.

For more updates and information visit our web

WWW.Samanta.org and read our newsletter/ blog.

30th September 2020
Dear Supporters,

Extending our campaign to reach our goal as we become a part of the DAANUTSAV - JOY OF GIVING 2020.

Your support can enable learning for Children from Forest Communities at Home with the support of Youth and Learning Kits provided by Samanta Foundation. You can support the Education for a month for INR 250 for a child.

Your support has been instrumental up to now. Hope you enable our work in EDUCATION as part of our COVID response further in the coming months.






Keep Supporting !
Dear Supporters,

Extending our campaign to reach our goal as we become a part of the DAANUTSAV - JOY OF GIVING 2020.

Your support can enable learning for Children from Forest Communities at Home with the support of Youth and Learning Kits provided by Samanta Foundation. You can support the Education for a month for INR 250 for a child.

Your support has been instrumental up to now. Hope you enable our work in EDUCATION as part of our COVID response further in the coming months.






Keep Supporting !
21st September 2020
As we reach out to more and more people we came across people from the Buksa tribe. Buksa tribe is one of the five schedule tribes in Uttarakhand.

With the support of all our donors, we have extended our support in the form of hygiene kit to the women of the Buksa tribe.



For more information, do reach out to us on: samantaconnect@gmail.com or Whatsapp is at 9910654474



Keep Supporting
As we reach out to more and more people we came across people from the Buksa tribe. Buksa tribe is one of the five schedule tribes in Uttarakhand.

With the support of all our donors, we have extended our support in the form of hygiene kit to the women of the Buksa tribe.



For more information, do reach out to us on: samantaconnect@gmail.com or Whatsapp is at 9910654474



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Rs.586,774 raised

Goal: Rs.650,000

Beneficiary: Van Gujjar Taun... info_outline
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