COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. In India too, number of cases is growing on a daily basis and the Central Government has declared the outbreak as a ‘National Disaster’. Like in any other disaster, children are highly vulnerable. The impact on disadvantaged children will be immense.
With schools shut and “social distancing” being practised, children’s physical and mental well-being is likely to be impacted. They are at risk of not only contracting the disease, but also from the disruption to health and education services, impact on caregivers, and separation from family members.
I-India, a Child Right’s NGO is making a genuine effort to ensure a prompt support to the orphans, homeless and disadvantaged children during this period thus empowering them to cope better during this time.
The organisation is conducting following community relief interventions responding to threats related to COVID 19:
- Dry Ration (Food) distribution to migrants and population living below poverty line
- Sanitation kit, masks, gloves etc. distribution
- Supporting the vulnerable groups (children)
I-India’s mission is to provide care, love and development for children and communities living on the streets of Jaipur and in conditions of extreme poverty. Our NGO in Jaipur strive to help as many children as possible and focus on those in most urgent need.
Unlike many other charity organisations in India, I-India has little savings as it spends and 95.52% of all funds donated on its programs with only 4.48% going towards administrative costs. The eleven-member Board is elected bi-annually and consists of doctors, professors, social workers and community members.
I-India is a fully registered, non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in year 1993. It is registered under the Rajasthan Societies Act 1958 as an association and NGO working for the welfare of the poor children of the state and the Foreign Contributions Registration Act (FCRA) 1976 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to receive foreign donations.
In year 2018, I-India worked & helped protect the Rights of over 3000 Children
700 children protected from abuse
300 children were provided shelter care
280 children were reunified with their family
1100 children were provided formal education
2000 children were provided daily fresh & warm meals
3838 medical cases were treated on street, slums & rural area
200 young adults & women groups accessed vocational training