RELIEF WORK 2020-2022
In the face of the pandemic that wreaked havoc across the country in both the rural and urban areas with regard to displacement and uncertainty, Bansuri Foundation provided support to individuals and communities via infrastructure, medically and with basic necessities.
- During the second wave there was a dire need of oxygen concentrators in India, we partnered with the Maratha Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA). With CII Pune, we identified genuine needs for these; were provided at – the Paediatrics’ Department of Sassoon General Hospital, Mulshi Primary Health Center (PHC), Pune Rural Police, Maan PHC, Perne PHC, Wipro Covid Care Centre in Pune & Sai Gramin Jagriti Covid Care Centre in Chandigarh.
- Support was also provided to the Pediatric ward at Sassoon Hospital Pune with essential medical supplies in preparation of the 3rd wave which was assumed to affect children.
- Television sets, computers & laptops were provided to the Shikrapur PHC, Kendur PHC, Talegaon Dhamdhere PHC in the vicinity of Alicon’s Shikrapur plant, for their Covid wards and vaccination centers. An inverter for the emergency ward and a water cooler was provided to the Haryana Government Hospital at Binola
- 146 ration kits were provided for the families of daily wage workers in Pune through the Ashraya Initiative for Children. Ration kits were also distributed in Jaipur to over 100 migrant workers from the NE India and 125 covid affected marginalized Naga families in Langdang village, Manipur.
- Maher Ashram was provided support towards a temporary shelter home for children from rural areas in Pune, whose families were affected by COVID-19
- Support provided via supply of ration kits, cooked food and masks to daily wage earners and migrant workers in Shikrapur, Yerwada,Sinhgad, Chinchwad Binola and a few villages at Ratnagiri.
- Over 4000 ration kits were distributed to daily wage earners working in agriculture and migrant workers in industry in the areas around Chinchwad, Yerwada, Dattawadi and Shikrapur in Pune dist. and Binola (Haryana) with the tireless help of NGO partners, and employees of Alicon group companies
- Ration kits were also distributed at locations in rural Ratnagiri through our NGO partner People’s Empowering Movement (PEM)
- A series of online sessions to address the social and emotional needs of individuals and their families at Shikrapur, Chinchwad and Yerwada in Pune and Binola in Haryana were led by Uma Mane of Kshitij Foundation, BK Sarita of the Brahma Kumaris and a pan India alumni group of the Sathya Sai Institute. The focus of the sessions was to help overcome fear, build resilience and bring awareness in the face of the challenges faced due to the pandemic
- In the winter, blankets were distributed to migrant workers around the Shikrapur area along with the continued need for food supplies