Over 1.58 Lakh Migrant, Homeless People Provided Aid Under 'Vision 2026' by Human Welfare Foundation, Other NGOs
NEW DELHI, JULY 1—Under a nationwide project ‘Vision 2026’, a group of six non-governmental organisations partnered together and helped more than 1,58,600 migrants and homeless people across 138 districts in 19 states since the lockdown came into effect on March 24 in the wake of coronavirus spread this year.
Giving this information, chief executive officer (CEO) of Human Welfare Foundation Noufal PK said that the major focus of the project, which is in its second phase-the first phase was ‘Vision 2016’, is on helping the underprivileged and vulnerable sections of the society to fight hunger and prevent the spread of the corona pandemic.
The six NGOs that have collaborated together under ‘Vision 2026’ are Human Welfare Foundation (HWF), Society for Bright Future (SBF), Medical Service Society (MSS), Human Welfare Trust (HWT), Model Village Trust (MVT) and The Women Education and Empowerment Trust (TWEET).
HWF and SBF were a few days ago given appreciation award in recognition of their services for providing essential commodities like food, sanitisers and masks etc to underprivileged, destitutes and migrant labours in different parts of Delhi. The award was given by Ms. Harleen Kaur (IAS), District Magistrate, South East District, New Delhi.
Under the programme during the lockdown, these organisations distributed ration kits containing essential items like atta (wheat flour), rice, oil, and pulses to 45,998 families in 19 states. Over 10,000 families were linked with government schemes for ration supply.
The ‘Vision 2026’ donated one ICU unit with advance biomedical equipment to IQRAA International Hospital, Kozhikode(previously Calicut), Kerala, to support its effort of establishing a COVID-19 treatment centre, 1000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, 13,155 masks, 7,000 gloves, 24 gallons and 1,673 bottles of sanitizer, besides providing 200 caps and 200 shoes to government offices and frontline Covid-19 warriors.
The ‘Visions 2026’ also conducted various awareness programmes that reached up to 73,200 persons approximately. A pool of 1,773 trained and dedicated volunteers were actively engaged in executing various non-medical tasks in 203 Covid-19 hotspots in states of Assam, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.
Noufal said that the basic aim of the project is to uplift backward and poor communities all over India through education, healthcare, providing safe drinking water, skill development, women empowerment through microfinance and undertaking relief activities during disaster and other natural calamities.