The Daily Wage Earners Are Suffering The Most
Trilokpuri is a resettlement colony in east Delhi with a large number of people living as tenants. They are mostly daily wage earners or employed in the informal sector doing odd jobs. Covid-19 had a huge impact on this community, as many lost their jobs and a source to earn money because of this pandemic.
JOSH reached out and identified the most vulnerable families and provided them with ration kits. These families were identified on the basis of their vulnerable status due to lack of ration cards and other documents to access food supplies from the Public Distribution System (PDS).
For the three months of the lockdown, JOSH provided dry ration kits to 400 such families in Trilokpuri. JOSH volunteers simultaneously helped the families to apply for e-ration coupon scheme of the Government of Delhi, initiated to cover individuals without ration cards.
Sanitary Kit Distribution
Thousands Of Girls Do Not Have Access To Sanitary Napkins.
The lockdown and the pandemic has had grave impact in the lives and well-being of women and adolescent girls in India. It has worsened the gender gap and has multiplied instances of abuse. JOSH designed a program to provide holistic support to vulnerable girls and women in community of Trilokpuri.
- JOSH has been providing sanitary napkins and COVID PPE kits to 100 girls for the next six months
- Provided digital support for girl taking online classes by providing mobile data recharge
- Food kits to girls from vulnerable families
- Counselling support to girls and women on issues of mental health and abuse
Mobile Phones & Laptop Distribution
Closure Of Schools Have Affected Marginalised Students Most.
Closure of the schools and educational institutions for the last six months have severely impacted access of students to learning inputs. Students from marginalized communities are the most affected. As a substitute, the government has come up with e-learning options, which in the context of such an unequal society like India has further deepened the divide.
Given these circumstances, JOSH reached out to students, especially those from most vulnerable and marginalised families in Trilokpuri, by providing with mobile phones and laptops to help them continue their studies.
Tuitions For School Students In The Time Of Covid
Many Children Do Not Have Access To The Technology For Their Education.
With schools closed for the last six months due to COVID, JOSH has mobilised volunteers to help students studying in government schools to pursue with their school curriculum.
100 such students, living in slums and resettlement colonies of Trilokpuri are been offered free tuition by JOSH volunteers for the last two months. Students of primary, upper primary and secondary sections are being helped with their studies and online classes in these tuition classes. Classes are being held in small groups of four students, maintaining physical distancing and all COVID related guidelines of the Government of India.