Dec 3, 2020

Emergency Covid Response to prevent prostitution

Apne Aap food distribution in Najafgarh
Apne Aap food distribution in Najafgarh

Since March 24, schools are shut due to the Covid pandemic. Of the 750 targeted girls in the Najafgarh school, few were able to access the online education. They did not have computers or access to data plans. Many are first genration learners and needed mentoring with classes. On top of that, children from the red-light areas were trapped in brothels with mothers, whose livelihoods have depleted. They lost access to food and education.

Apne Aap's emergency reposne has been to ensure continued food supply for the most vulnerable girls in Najafgarh. We distribute ration kits with supplies to cook 100 meals every month.

So far we have distribute ration for 453,000 meals and 50,000 sanitary pads for 150 girls in the last six months.

We have also donated computers to some of the girls and are paying the rent for for four girls to live outside the red light area.

Our community mobilisers are in constant touch with the school. It has been a challenge to overcome the logistics breakdown in the area. Apne Aap team members are still continuing with site visits to the grils and constant phone converstaions.

We will need to continue this support till March as there is no sign of the schools opening. We seek your help to donate more computers and food and pay rent for more girls.

We are very proud of a few girls, who have formed a music group with the help of an online music teachers that we found. This is keeping the spirit up of the girls.

Our food ration kit distributed in Najafgarh
Our food ration kit distributed in Najafgarh
Children studying at home during school shutdown
Children studying at home during school shutdown

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Nov 30, 2020

Impact Report of 1m meals food drive for women

Victim of Sex-Trafficking in Kolkata with food kit
Victim of Sex-Trafficking in Kolkata with food kit

We have distributed more than 1.8 million meals and hygiene kits to more than twenty-five thousand women and children in Kolkata, Forbesganj, Bihar and Delhi, far exceeding our project target of 1 million meals to 10,000 excluded women and children.  In addition, we have distributed more than 4 million meals and hygiene kits in Jharkhand: (Ranchi and Singhbhoom), Maharashtra (Kamathipura and Bhiwandi red light areas), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Ghaziabad and Noida).

Our total number of meals, sanitary pads and medicines distributed since the Covid pandemic hit India has crossed 5 million. We have supported more than 50,000 beneficiaries. Our meals are distributed in food bags that contain dry rations for 100 meals. Our hygiene kits contain sanitary pads, medicines, soap and towels.

The areas covered under the GlobalGiving project are: 1.Bihar (Red Light Areas of Uttari Rampur in Forbesganj; Mela Ground, JummanChowk and FCI Chowk in Forbesganj; Jokihat in Araria; Barsoi and Katihar; Kishanganj;  Muzaffarpur and Danapur Railway Station). 2. Delhi and Haryana (Sapera and PernaBasti in Najafgarh; Sadar Bazar; GoylaGaon in Nangloi; Slums near AIIMS Trauma Centre; Kathputli Colony; Rohingya camp in ShaheenBagh; Red Light Area of G.B. Road; Gurgaon,)3. Kolkata, West Bengal (Red light areas in Munshiganj, Sonagachi and Sethbagan; rag-picking communities living near Park Circus Railway Station; people living under the bridges of Hastings in Kolkata; the plantation workers of tea gardens in Siliguri.) 

Our community mobilisers partnered with student volunteers, local NGOs and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to distribute food to excluded women and children, primarily victims of sex-trafficking, migrant women, landless agricultural workers, rag-pickers and Rohingya refugees.

 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, these vulnerable women and children are hurting. There is a dramatic increase in requests for food. Due to the increased demand and the unanticipated need to continue our food distribution, we request your donation, once again.

Do help us keep the kitchen fires going during this holday season for the most excluded women and children affected by the Covid pandemic. Your support has staved off starvation, kept children alive, and mothers able to survive. From now until Nov 30, Giving Tuesday, your donation will be matched. Donate and double your impact.

We took food to villages cut off by road
We took food to villages cut off by road
Food distribution in Bihar red-light area
Food distribution in Bihar red-light area
We took food to villages along river banks
We took food to villages along river banks
Migrant women got our food kits too
Migrant women got our food kits too
Children after taking food kits home
Children after taking food kits home
A glimpse into our food kit
A glimpse into our food kit

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Aug 4, 2020

Field Intervention Report: March-July 2020

The ongoing crisis of Covid19 and the government lockdown in India has adversely affected the community of women and children in Najafgarh,Delhi. They have lost all means to livelihood and facing difficulties in finding food for their families. 

 On 24th of March, we started our 1 Million Meals campaign to provide food and basic health kits to the community after receiving distressed calls from the young children in the community. Today we have been able to distribute 3.2 Million Meals to 50,000 victims of trafficking across India and have distributed nearly 400,000 meals to our communities in Najafgarh, Delhi. 

The schools are closed following government orders, but the girls have access to online education and the schools are strictly following the time table and routine as before. The schools are working online  since 1st of April.This ensures that the girls do not miss out on their education.

Our community mobilser, Mamta has been very active in ensuring that the meal distributions take place as planned by our 1 Million Meals campaign and the girls also have access to education through online learning. 

They have had community sessions twice a week to educate about Covid19 and how to stay safe and use masks and sanitizers to prevent infection. 

These are very difficult times for the women and children in the community and our field team and volunteers are trying their best to ensure that the girls have access to food, housing and education.

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