Access to education through provision of transport whether on a bus or a bicycle is a huge change agent in the lives of girls that would simply not have any option other than to become homemakers after finishing school at primary or elementary level.
Village girls and those living in urban poverty enabled by training to become bread winners for their family after graduating from a tailoring courses become more independent and gain respect from their families and communities.
Lack of health services and knowledge of basic hygiene leads to many social ills and impacts on education and livelihood outcomes. Our CARE programs include Village based health programs and provision of nutrition for school children.
After the unprecedented impact of Covid19 in 2020 by March and early April 2021, there was a strong sense of getting back to a new normal and then suddenly a second wave of Covid infections brought India’s health infrastructure to a point of collapse and threw us back into having to deal with school and community closures.
We quickly established a new Lotus Relief fund to so we rallied again to provide freshly cooked meals and dry rations to families of daily wage laborers as well as education kits to keep children connected to their studies. Our community teachers were soon back in action providing online and offline classes to urban and rural children, our skills training centres got back on track and Blossom Buses began to run in late July as big as ever with support from Nissan Motor India.
We've continued to put runs on the board across all projects in the second half of 21-22 with fingers crossed for the months ahead. Thanks for being with us on this exciting and often challenging journey to provide education, training and care to those most in need.
persons provided emergency food supplies, meals and rations.
children were provided education support kits.
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