She Hope Society for Women Entrepreneurs at the frontline to support needy in this pandemic
In the wake of COVID-19 spread, She Hope Society for Women Entrepreneurs (SHSFWE) swung into action right away and started working on multiple levels in response to the disease. From raising awareness to providing succor to the needy, the organization has been on the frontline serving society.
SHSFWE in collaboration with district authorities Ganderbal devised a mechanism to raise awareness on prevention against Coronavirus.
As lockdown came into effect, the District Administration Ganderbal and SHSFWE together launched an awareness drive kick started by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal alongside SP Ganderbal and many officials. The awareness Campaign was run in each village of Ganderbal district.
Six vehicles were pressed into service fitted with loud speakers atop their roofs giving message regarding awareness about preventive measures against COVID-19. The message was given in kashmiri and it would focus on three aspects; i, e Do’s and Don’ts, Symptoms and awareness.
Apart from verbal announcements, 14,000 IEC materials (posters) were printed bearing messages about prevention against coronavirus in Urdu which were distributed and pasted in prominent places to put across the message.
Apart from raising awareness, SHSFWE distributed masks and sanitizers among vulnerable sections of the society. The total number of masks distributed was 16000 and number of sanitizers given away stands at 4500 in Ganderbal district which was facilitated by district administration.
About 200 Personal Protection coveralls (PPE) were distributed among police personal facilitated by Police department Ganderbal.
With lockdown bringing untold miseries for economically poor people, the organization decided to distribute foodkits among the distressed. Foodkits comprising rice, pulses, spices, cooking oil, flour, soap, tea and sugar were distributed among 600 families in the district Ganderbal and Srinagar.
Moreover, ration in collaboration with Food Corporation of India (FCI) was home delivered to 300 families.
In addition to this a cash assistance of Rs. 2500 was made to 65 needy families.