With the pandemic, childrens’ education
was affected, they developed psychosocial
issues such as anxiety, depression and
families lost their livelihood, struggling
to make ends meet.
We provided children access to digital
and online education, psychosocial care
and families were given livelihood support
to increase their economic capabilities.
I was given an E-tab
and it helped me study
during the lockdown.
It took me a lot of effort
to enroll in school post
my early marriage, so
this was a great gift.
My family lost its livelihood
after the pandemic. I learnt
tailoring under the project and
the team gave me an order
to stitch clothes. This way
we were able to manage our
I got sketch pens and
made me so happy and
forget my worries. I was
able to manage my
emotions well after that.
We work in Jharkhand, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka.
Kamala (name changed) belongs to the Devadasi community and after the lockdown, her schooling
stopped. She was very worried. “I was so anxious that I would be dedicated as a Devadasi when the schools closed. Everything was so gloomy. Then the project staff gave me an art kit with a book, paints and crayons. Coloring and painting helped release my stress. I was also counselled by the project staff and I felt better”, she said. Kamala would join her friends and they would all colour together in small groups.