Dry Ration Distributed (KGs)
Cooked Meal Packets Distributed
Beneficiaries (Daily Wage Workers)
Eversince the spread of Corona pandemic & subsequent lockdown in our country, the lives of people, especially from the margins, have become all the more vulnerable. One such group, that Spandan - A Voice Of Effort NGO has been working with, is the community of Waste-warriors (commonly known as Rag-pickers) who are primarily daily wage-earning migrant workers. It is so disheartening to see sufferings of these daily wage earners (migrant labourers) as Lockdown means No work , and No work means No food! So, in order to address this situation, Spandan - A Voice Of Effort NGO has started a campaign named #BreakingTheHungerLockdownTogether, because one can be locked down but hunger can’t be!
Given the situation that has emerged due to the Corona crisis and lockdown, Spandan NGO has started a COVID Relief campaign named “Breaking the Hunger Lockdown Together” to address the food & Ration requirements of Rag-pickers families from Bhopura slums. So far, 12 food distribution drives have been done by Spandan NGO in collaboration with Roti Bank Foundation in which 2025 cooked meal packets have been distributed. Whereas with the support of Zomato (Feeding India Initaitive) and LENS Foundation , 4 ration distribution drives have been done and 200 ration kits have been distributed to 2225 beneficiaries (Daily wage workers from Bhopura Slums and near by areas of Gaziabaad, UP).
We want to give a life of fulfillment and satisfaction to as many migrant workers as we can. We want to work for the people who are left unseen and unheard by a major portion of the society. We pledge to give those people the life that they deserve. In order to give them a healthy future we have made a roadmap. Since, the coming year is going to be full of challenges as well as opportunities, given the pandemic of Covid-19, so we are definitely looking forward to
Under our COVID-19 relief activities, Spandan - A Voice Of Effort NGO (along with its partners) has provided support to families of migrant workers living at BHOPURA SLUMS (UP). But ever since the lockdown period has extended, we have been getting calls from needy people from other marginalised areas too. One such area is GHAZIPUR SLUMS (Near Ghazipur Landfill Area, East Delhi) which is also inhabited by Migrant workers (Mainly Rag-pickers).
In case you wish to contribute, Then kindly contact -
Mr. Vineet (Operation Manager, 9250022583)
Ms. Renu (Program Manager, 9958331518)
Mr. Sudesh (Assistant Manager, 9540291772)
Bhopura Slums and Ghazipur Slums Consist of approximately 900 families in total; (i.e. 450 families each; Total population of around 1500 each) So, on behalf of these migrant workers, Spandan NGO would like to seek support from stakeholders, so that Lockdown does not turn out to be a Hunger Lockdown for these migrant workers.
Community Leader (Bhopura Slums, UP)
Assistant Manager (Spandan NGO)
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