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OUR MAIN CHALLENGES TODAY
ENSURING THE FINANCIAL SECURITY OF OUR PROGRAMS
At this time of crisis, a number of companies are no longer able to support us. Our fundings are severely impacted and we call to everyone’s generosity to help us get through these uncertain times.
ENSURING EDUCATION TO ALL THE CHILDREN
In March 2020, schools closed for 320 million children in India. An alarming majority of them have no means to access online classes, which puts them at a higher risk of dropping out. In Delhi, in April 2021, schools have not reopened.
In TARA Homes, our social workers, caretakers and teachers have been committed to turn online education and life under lockdown into a healthy routine. The children have been getting the support they need to adjust to this new way of learning. This has enabled them to stay on track and continue being at par with their schoolmates.
In the mean time, since the reopening of TARA Outreach Centre in October 2020, one of the main challenges is to minimize the gap in school curriculum that was caused by the lockdown and continue to provide education to the children.
In these exceptionally uncertain times, TARA’s team has shown its unity and dedication to provide the children with the education they deserve. Everyone is well aware that the children’s education is key to a bright future, and hence must not be put on hold.
OUR ACTION DURING LOCKDOWN
KEEPING OUR CHILDREN’S HOMES RUNNING
As we had anticipated the lockdown we were somehow able to adjust rapidly to the new circumstances. Thanks to the dedication of the staff, the children felt safe and could continue to learn and make progress.
PROTECTING AND KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF OUR DAYCARE CENTRE
For more than two months, the 90 children who usually came to TARA Outreach Centre were confined with their families in extremely precarious conditions. Our outreach social workers and teachers committed to staying in touch with them with regards to their health and safety. We talked to the families over the phone several times a week and provide guidance whenever necessary. Since the government schools have been shut down indefinitely, our teachers took the initiative to provide the children with study materials to keep them engaged with their academics. The children responded wonderfully and this brought hope as inequalities are on the rise.
We have distributed dry rations and fed around 300 people on a weekly basis for a few months. Beyond the humanitarian aid, we have also raised awareness about the virus and the safety precautions one must take to safeguard oneself and their families. Our team has remained in close contact with the community with regards to monitoring health issues and the risk of domestic violence, which as per multiple studies, has been on the rise.
Discover the message from the Executive Director of TARA during the lockdown
Partners who gave us a rapid support to respond to this challenging time: