As the children can’t meet together at the pre-school premises due to Covid-19, Diya Ghar’s committed teachers go into their tent settlements with books, colouring sheets, and warm smiles.
Now our teachers record the lessons and send them to the children on a daily basis. We create learning kits for the children to use at home. These include a table, floor mat, study material, and stationery kit, among other items.
We have identified and trained Community Champions who help us teach the children within these communities.
To make sure the children are healthy through this time we distribute nutrition kits every week that includes milk, eggs, and porridge powder. Since we are going into the community we now provide nutrition kits for older siblings as well.
With our intervention, these children now actually have a chance. A chance to learn and sing and colour and read. A chance to receive wholesome food through Diya Ghar’s nutrition programme. A chance to just be kids.
Diya Ghar is rewriting the narrative for these bright, beautiful children. Join us in giving them a new normal.
At the beginning of the lockdown, Diya Ghar reached out to the communities that we were already serving and provided the families with dry ration kits. We then partnered with XLRI Alumni Association, Bangalore, and the Bangalore Jesuits Educational Society to distribute food kits to other migrant communities. Through our collective effort, we were able to reach about 76,500 families with dry ration kits, supporting over 3.5 lakh people in Bangalore.