The Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant global, social, and economic upheaval, including the worst worldwide recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It has also resulted in major supply shortages, which have been compounded by panic purchasing, agricultural interruption, and food insecurity.
India has the most confirmed cases in Asia at the moment. With 29.3 million confirmed cases of COVID19 infection and 367,081 fatalities as of June 12, 2021. India has the world's second-highest number of confirmed cases (after the United States) and the third-highest number of COVID19 deaths (after the United States and Brazil).
The socio-economic effects of the pandemic on India and its population have been far worse with mass unemployment, exhausted health care services, gendered discrimination and violence, inaccessibility of resources and educational challenges, all being at a peak.
Keeping this in mind The Sarvpriye foundation launched a series of webinars and campaigns to create awareness and aid those in need.
The webinars were aimed at confronting a wide range of topics by experts in the field such as:
- Disability Inclusion in COVID-19 responses with Tanvi Pahwa
To understand the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of children with special needs and their families
- Evaluating the role that media and social media play in spreading and disinformations with Gitanjli Mathur
Regarding how the spread of misinformation, amplified by mainstreammedia and social media platforms, is posing a huge threat to global public health.
- Unmasking the Impact of COVID-19 on Gender with Dr Anasuya Roy
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on women across the country, the fallout has shown how deeply gender inequality remains embedded in the world’s political, social and economic systems.
- Misinformation and disinformation around the coronavirus with Dr Ashwini Priyadarshini
To create awareness regarding appropriate and verified Covid-19 medical facts and information
Groundwork about an issue is as important as awareness about it.
The Sarvpriye Foundation has always been committed to bringing changes to all parts of society especially those that are most vulnerable during such times. The pandemic has been accompanied by a severe hunger crisis and the Sarvpriye Foundation felt an overwhelming need to step up and reach out. ‘PushtiKar’ is our initiative that strives to eliminate hunger in virus stricken India.
The objective of Pushtikar is to feed covid impacted families in Delhi and in UP. A ration kit was prepared with all daily essentials to sustain an entire family for a month. The volunteers were taking necessary hygiene precautions by wearing gloves, face masks and using hand sanitisers during food distribution. The food distribution was done directly with the family without the interference of any third party to ensure credibility and safety.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic majorly affected children. It has made a dreadful impact on child education, most notably on poor and deprived families. While online classes may prevent this regression for some, think of those, who lack access to technology and internet connection. To help children and facilitate their schooling, our organisation, under its 'Vidyaan' campaign has helped by financially assisting families in need with regards to school fees, uniforms, stationery and other necessities