Manav Vikas Seva Sangh, Sagar extends its whole hearted thankfulness and prayers to all for valuable support extended towards the welfare of the community during the difficult time of COVID-19 Phase I, II and lockdown in our working area.

With the support we received we could reach out to more than 1,08,000 people and provide them with dry ration kits, cooked food packets, masks and sanitizers etc. These were mainly provided to the migrants, vulnerable, hospital care takers, health workers, beedi makers, street vendors, street dwellers, sweepers, garbage pickers, auto drivers, abandoned elderly, rural community and the handicapped. As in time of lockdown it was difficult for us to work from office or field we had to make a solid strategy to help people.

Our first step was to provide relief kits to HHs who have lost their jobs, food source and are struggling to survive. Secondly our strategy was to help the identified community by assisting them with socio-economic support, psychological counseling for those who have shown signs of depression during this time period, with the collaboration of local administration and authorities. Working from home, our main team including Child line and field workers reached out to community, oriented children on hygienic practices like proper hand washing, mask wearing and keeping oneself safe.

We also shared information about toll free Child Rights Help Line number 1098 for counseling and help. We also promoted peer to peer support among children in the neighborhood to take care of each other and support in various ways such as studying together and playing. We further provided psycho social support including counseling as well as link them to state/center helpline. MVSS also assigned volunteers to identify the needy and provide relief materials to them. These volunteers were also engaged in spreading awareness among community through wall paintings, IEC materials distribution, awareness camps etc.