In New Delhi, Children's Hope Prayas serves more than 1,000 children, whose parents are rickshaw pullers, street performers, and domestic laborers. Our program provides a lifeline to education, healthcare, nutrition, and vocational training.
With the threat of the COVID-19 virus and resulting shutdown, the needs of these children are more urgent than ever.
Critical Sustenance For Vulnerable Children
Anticipating the impact of social distancing on such an impoverished community, on Mar. 21 we gathered nearby families to distribute healthy meals. We provided families with 525 food packets that included nutritional biscuits, fruit, and easy-to-cook meals.
Empowering The Community With Information
During the International Women's Day celebration on Mar. 8, the Prayas team
gathered women and girls from Anand Parbat to discuss the global outbreak and demonstrate recommended hygiene like handwashing. Daily instruction continued during school assemblies and students were counseled to stay indoors and encourage their parents to do the same.
Sharing Urgent Hygiene Supplies
Finally, community members were provided with much-needed supplies such as Dettol soap and sanitizers to encourage strong hygiene practices.