India has survived many trials, but Covid19 is clearly a different battle. An invisible enemy, striking fast, killing many and has left us with a frail economy and recession challenges.
Swabhiman’s response to COVID-19 and future recovery plan has a five-pronged approach:
Provision of immediate relief through providing food, essentials and hygiene kits.
Advocacy for government relief to persons with disabilities.
Awareness of COVID-19’s symptoms, its impact and ways of safekeeping.
Evaluation and discussion on digital, virtual and offline education.
Survey and reports for understanding challenges faced by persons with disabilities and future planning of “Life after COVID-19 Lockdown”.
State and District administration was working on a war footing. Actively working on the ground, reaching out to the needy, while maintaining the COVID-19 safety protocols, Swabhiman demonstrated that it is a courageous partner that can rise to the challenge.
Swabhiman entered into humanitarian action with support from the State Emergency Response Team and the State Disaster Management Authorities to distribute dry ration, hand-wash material, protection kits, essentials to the most vulnerable population—persons with disabilities and their families, those who are economically impacted by the lockdown and the frontline workers.