Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hindustan Kanpur (16/05/2020)

Apna Skool COVID-19 relief work for migrant brick-kilns workers

Apna Skool COVID-19 relief work for migrant brick-kilns workers

As per the directives from the Government of India, due the Corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic and the impending lockdown since March 2020, functioning of all Apna Skool education centres at brick-kilns and construction sites had to be discontinued.
All the brick-kilns workers’ children are nutritionally vulnerable, so we provide mid-day meals to these students at all Apna Skool centres. Due to COVID-19 lockdown, these children have been deprived one nutritious meal they used to get. Therefore, Apna Skool decided to provide raw food materials to all our students and we started distributing raw food materials (Rice, Flour, Pulse, oil, salt and soap).

First phase of relief work
  • In the first phase of the COVID-19 relief work, we distributed food materials to all Apna Skool students.
Second Phase of relief work
In the process of our first phase of relief work, we realised that all the brick-kilns workers are facing problems in purchasing food grains. Moreover, due to irregular work in brick kilns during these unprecedented times, their wages are being cut and they are often out of cash.
Therefore, we continued and extended the weekly distribution of raw food materials to all the brick-kilns workers and their families at 24 brick-kilns.
Third phase distribution:
As increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in Kanpur, we decided to distribute food materials of three weeks in one go to avoid any miss happenings
Donor’s details who make this possible for Apna Skool in this relief work

  • Asha Silicon Valley
  • Azim Premji foundation
  • AID Portland
  • Pragati Foundation
  • Dynatech Marketing Company
  • Many individual donors

  • Apna Skool Organizational Structure
    Principal Co-ordinators: Ms. Vijaya Ramachandran, Shivam Tripathi
    Sub Co-ordinators: Laxmikant Shukla, B.N. Sharma, Sangeeta Verma, Amit, Murari Kumar
    Transport Co-ordinator: Manoj Shukla, Kripa Shankar Shukla
    Health mentor: Sunita Srivastava
    Number of teachers currently employed: 22
    Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:25

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    Newsletter compiled by
    Murari Kumar, Amit, Sangeeta Verma and the Apna Skool Team