Old age is second childhood. In that sense, we need to reach out to our elderly as much as we need to reach out to our children in these difficult times. They need to be nurtured, listened to and provided with a same sense of belongingness and community, as do your own young children.So pick up your phone and call up an elderly family member, a neighbour or someone in an old age home, and speak to them companionably. Find out how they are managing their daily needs and get ready to provide prompt support if needed.You may place orders for them using online delivery apps.
It’s true that your house-helpers are your best support system. They walk long distances and work odd hours to keep your homes up and running. This lockdown must’ve made you realise more than ever before, that without them, your world will crumble. This lockdown is then, an opportunity for you to return their kindness with a kinder gesture by helping their children to learn over WhatsApp or a phone call.Since teaching reading and writing may be difficult over a call, you may engage the child in doing mental math or English conversation or quiz them on their History and Science knowledge.
According to a BBC report, India's daily wage earners feel that hunger may kill them before the coronavirus does. Uncertain of their fate, millions fear they will soon run out of their already meagre food supplies. As Mother Teresa said, “If you can't feed a hundred people,then feed just one.”Make today, March 28, a day when you can stop the fears of at least one labourer from becoming a reality. Those who give are more blessed than the ones who receive.
A large segment of the unorganised sector comprising daily wage workers, construction labourers, people who provide domestic help, cab and auto drivers, and so on do not have the option of work for home. They rely on their daily wages to put food on the table. Donate for grocery kits for these needy families. It contains Rice, Daal, Oil, Salt, Tumeric and Mirchi.Donatekart organises the procurement and supply to NGOs who distribute among the communities on-the-ground.
Take up a household chore like doing the dishes, mopping the floor, drying clothes, dusting, cutting veggies, making chai, as your daily activity. Make a fun selfie while doing the chore.
Most of us have the privilege of work from home arrangements. Our helpers are forced to stay at home in the lockdown and most of them are worried about their monthly wages. Some of them would get government support, some may get material from donations. It is only fair that we pay them their wages.Transfer wages to your maids, helpers and drivers for the month of March, and ideally for April too!
Make a call to your helpers to check if they and their family members are keeping good health and have food supplies.To receive your daily act of kindness on your phone,WhatsApp your name to https://wa.me/918356832329#CoronaKindness#GivingTuesdayIndiaMy Giving for #MyBetterBharat
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The GivingTuesday India Generosity Run gives people an opportunity to express solidarity with one another, an occasion to celebrate our freedom with gratitude to the Father of the Nation for his tireless efforts and follow his message to care for fellow citizens who are yet to experience freedom from poverty! It combines the quest for fitness for oneself with a desire to champion causes and be a change-maker! The run aims for runners to collectively cover the distance of 79,000 kilometres that Gandhiji walked for India's freedom.R
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Muktangan was started in 2003 with the purpose to deliver quality education to the underserved communities of Mumbai. Over the last 16 years Muktangan has evolved into a hub and spoke model of a Teacher Education Centre and 7 English-medium Mumbai Municipal schools from Preschool to Grade 10, set up and run by us with our unique design, all located in Mumbai’s G South ward where we offer child-friendly education to over 3,700 children from underserved communities. Annually our pre-school program provides a developmentally appropriate, learner-friendly early childhood education to 840 children from under-served communities.
Their purpose is to build a nation of happy, healthy, curious and communicative children. (signifying creative problem solvers and conscientious decision makers having sound social, emotional well being.)
Their goal is to enable access of quality education to every child in our country (through our partnerships with Government and non-governmental organizations, working at grassroots level).
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Watch this inspiring conversation with Asha Curran, Co-Founder & CEO, GivingTuesday Global & Philanthropists Amit & Archana Chandra.
#GivingTuesday is about everyone celebrating the generosity movement across the globe! Asha explains in this short video that generosity to her is a deeply held universal value that has many different expressions. We all have something to give generously to make the lives of others better. Philanthropists Amit & Archana Chandra, key supporters of GivingTuesdayIndia, explain how giving is not just about changing the lives of others but it is also about changing our own lives, it is about discovering happiness for ourselves. Amit says movements like GivingTuesday are symbolic movements, you start by giving on a particular day and it gets you started on a journey.
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This week, donate to help rural women get smokeless cookstoves (chulhas) and do your bit for their health and for a cleaner environment!
Tomorrow, 16th September, marks a very importantday - World Ozone Day. The protective layer around our planet that saves us from the harmful UV rays of the sun has now depleted and left us all exposed to the dangers of climate change. There is increasing evidence that many household energy solutions that are “clean” for health are also clean and beneficial for the environment. Clean-burning stoves can also reduce emissions of methane and carbon monoxide. This Tuesday, by donating to CHINAR, you can do your bit to help save the planet and improve the lives of tribal women too.
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