Updates From the Ground
Addressing the need for physical distancing for families living in small spaces with basic and essential facilities .
Reaching medical devices and medicine kits to frontline workers and families.
Reaching comprehensive ration kits to the remotest parts all across the country.
Face Masks, Cloth Pads
Sanitary Cloth Pads (My Pads)- Making and reaching them to far flung places
Supporting the roadside eateries and reviving/running kitchens to ensure food security.
Focusing on communities like the differently abled, HIV+, sex workers, devadasis and many more.
Working with Farmers
Procuring excess vegetables and fruits to reach out communities as food and nutrition support .
Supporting Frontline Workers
Reaching PPE kits, oximeters, medicines, masks , gloves and other essentials
Rahat Covid Work
With an in-depth understanding of the diverse needs of the communities, we are responding through our customized approach.
Goonj’s work in 2020
Decentralise, localise, customise Respond to needs emerging from the ground. Work with local vendors, partners and volunteers to listen to what’s happening on ground, understand and fulfil the needs of the Missed-out Communities.
Work with Partners Empower and fill gaps in the work of our time tested partners, listen to them, stand with them, give voice and visibility to their challenges.
Focus on Missed-out CommunitiesFocus and Engage with Missed-out Communities such as transgenders, sex workers, patients, daily wage workers, institutions like old age homes, etc. who need immediate supply of ration, hygiene essentials, masks, gloves, medical kits etc.
Filling the gaps Filling the gaps in ongoing Covid work of other start-ups, non-profits and individual efforts to ensure a stronger, a more comprehensive response.
We are there.. Need you too..
Lens of Rahat Covid
Our phase 1 approach took us on the following path in the pandemic
Decentralise, localise, customise
Catering to the diversity of India, we created partnerships to work with grassroot stakeholders in the rural areas, prioritising the voice and agency of local people.
Economic Empowerment and partnerships
Stakeholders were given vocational training to make masks, and pads in the rural areas to generate livelihood. We bought directly from farmers, to enable their sustenance, and included their produce in our ration kits for DFW initiative.
Focus on Missed-out Communities
Missed-out Communities such as tribals, people with disabilities, sex workers, transgender, devadasis etc. are oftentimes struggling for survival. We focused on these communities to ensure that they were not left behind during the same.
Valuing Values: Changing The Lens & Language
Read our Dignity Diaries
Stories From the Field
The Reality of Remote Areas in India & What can we do about it.
Demystifying COVID: Indian context and what role we can play
Kindly note, we do not have the know-how and these resources at our disposal, therefore we might not be able to help.
“Thank you for wanting to contribute material to GOONJ. Due to the restrictions imposed in various cities, our offices are also closed as per the guidelines..
You can contribute materials, along with other essentials at any of our nearest offices once the restrictions are lifted. Refer https://goonj.org/our-offices/ for our offices, where you can send your material contributions throughout the year. Do call up the numbers given before planning your visit. Alternatively you can visit once the restrictions are lifted..”
“With the country bearing witness to the second wave of Covid and one of the most serious health crises of all times, it is time to step up and come forward to pitch in wherever we can.
As a continuation of our Covid work from last year, this year, apart from working on large scale food distribution, provision of other essentials and livelihood generation, we are widening our interventions for sometime by includng PPE kits, oxygen cylinders, masks, and other support through direct cash transfers or otherwise.
“As a continuation of our Covid work from last year, this year, apart from working on large scale food distribution, provision of other essentials and livelihood generation, we are widening our interventions for sometime by includng PPE kits, oxygen cylinders, masks, and other support through direct cash transfers or otherwise.
Also post Covid, hygiene and nutrition has become all the more important. Thus as and when the stuation on ground normalises our focus will be to work large-scale around water, sanitation, hygiene and to promote kitchen gardens etc. Our strategies, plan of action, and way forward can be foun dhere – https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected/ . Also sharing a brief video that captures Goonj’s learning from last year – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pbxrgeeCLE “