COVID-19 Relief (2020)

A RESPONSE TO COVID-19

As the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 as a global health emergency, Spark Minda is continuously monitoring the situation closely and is taking relevant preventive measures. The group is concerned about its impact on the most vulnerable communities of India. At Spark Minda, we are committed to cater our responsibility by taking necessary precautions to ensure healthy and safe environment for the lesser privileged sections of society and for our employees.

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

4.28M COVID-19 cases have been reported across India till 8th September, 2020

As the situation is becoming grave, substantial efforts have been taken to control the spread of the novel corona virus. The world's biggest lockdown that shut a majority of the factories and businesses, suspended flights, stopped trains and restricted movement of vehicles and people. But for the majority of Indians, social distancing is a luxury they can’t afford.
Many face hunger and starvation in the absence of daily wages that have
been disrupted as the world’s seventh-largest economy grinds to a halt. To a significant number of the migrants, the lockdown is like a tsunami - at short notice, giving them little time to prepare for the consequences and threatening to take away everything they had managed to build and save, which was very little to start with. The loss of livelihoods is a major challenge that India needs to grapple with during and after the lock down.

OUR INITIATIVE WITH- CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRY (CII)

Location- New Delhi

Persons with Disability are one of the most vulnerable groups in this lockdown. In collaboration with CII and the District Administration, Spark Minda Foundation reached out to NGOs, which support PWD shelter homes. We provide them raw food items under the Covid-19 Relief and Rehabilitation.

OUR INITIATIVE WITH - THE ASSOCIATED CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF INDIA (ASSOCHAM)

Location- New Delhi

In collaboration with ASSOCHAM, we have supported the Safdarjung Hospital, in arranging food and hospitality for healthcare staff, who are appointed for the care of Covid-19 infected patients.
  • 1000 quantity of lunch and dinner boxes distributed on 27th, 29th and 30th April, 2020
  • Grocery items distributed to 30 PWD workers at MCL Pantnagar

MAHARASHTRA

Distribution of cooked food packets

  • Cooked food packets are distributed to underserved community in the Khed block, Pune
  • Complete care and social distancing is being maintained while distribution.
  • 19,139 packets have been distributed till 10th August, 2020.

UTTARAKHAND

Distribution of cooked food packets

  • Medical accessories and other utilities like bench, partition, medicine tables and foot rest have been provided in collaboration with Bajaj Auto Vendor Association to Jawahar Lal Nehru District Hospital, Rudrapur.
  • Testing Kits, Personal Protective Equipment and sanitizers are arranged for the medical professionals and community.

JAMMU-SADHBHAVANA PROJECT

Date- 22.08.2020

  • Ration and medical kits distributed at Jammu villages- Mahore, Gool and Bagga.
  • Total number of items sent- 1720 (for 300 people)

eLEARNING IN PANDEMIC


In this pandemic, the entire nation came to halt. Though, learning and development is one phenomenon which is eternal and cannot come to halt. Our Aakarshan Skill and Development programme had been converted to Online e- Certified courses so that we do not stop imparting knowledge and skills. The courses are going at all our locations- Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand.
We are running all our courses on virtual platform. The courses are- Beauty Wellness, Cutting & Tailoring, Basic Computer and Tally. The classes started in May 2020 and more than 600 students have already finished their course. We are now running with 2nd batch of students.
Apart from our courses, we are also conducting small seminars, awareness sessions and competitions for our students.

MASK PRODUCTION


Total mask production by Spark Minda Foundation It is wisely said that prevention is better than cure. Following this rule for saving ourselves from Covid-19, we all are wearing masks. Supporting employment of the needy, we have engaged women who would make masks and also earn for their work. This initiative of mask production had taken place at different project locations- Haryana, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand.

CONTROL AND PREVENTION


DISPLAY COVID -19 AWARENESS POSTERS AND BANNERS IN COMPANY PREMISES

GLOVES AND MASKS ARE GIVEN TO SECURITIES WHILE IN & OUT CHECK-IN

AWARENESS LECTURE ON COVID-19 BY DOCTORS

“I acknowledge and appreciate the initiatives taken by the Prime Minister to help and support the community. I believe that these initiatives have supported and benefitted the rural sector, agricultural sector, social sector and MGNREGA labours along with health care services and anganwadis. I urge everyone to follow the guidelines given by the government and to be safe.”

-Ms. Sarika Minda Chairperson, Spark Minda Foundation