Sarthak Educational Trust Response to COVID-19

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    Sarthak Educational Trust Response to COVID-19

    COVID-19 pandemic is creating a havoc across the world and expected to continue for quite some time. India is about to enter stage 3 and the number of positive cases are expected to rise very rapidly. The frontline healthcare professionals are working hard to help us tackle the situation by putting their own life at risk. We believe by adopting holistic approach we all will overcome this pandemic soon.

    At Sarthak, we have always been highly aware of our responsibility towards the nation and are committed to provide all possible support to India’s response to the COVID-19 challenge in the domain of disability. We believe in taking measurable steps to tackle the urgent need of the hour and our response to the pandemic is also built around this approach.

    We have a long journey of combat ahead and a lot more needs to be done by all of us at this hour of grief and catastrophe to control and defeat the spread of the virus.

    Impact of COVID 19 on Persons with Disabilities

    1. 1. Distancing is not an option for many as they rely on others including personal support workers and caregivers to support their needs including movement, bathing, feeding.
    2. 2. Their physical condition and medical comorbidities put them at higher risk of developing the severe complications of COVID-19.
    3. 3. Information on COVID-19 infection prevention strategies focused on the needs of people with disabilities are not being disseminated through media or other sources.
    4. 4. Due to COVID-19 restriction, many people with disabilities who operated small businesses or other informal livelihood ventures (ie home cell phone repair or machine repair shops, selling goods, etc.)are unable to work and there is a significant loss of income, which is not compensated by government programs.
    5. 5. Country wide lockdown which places restriction on movement within the community (including bus travel) and lack of income prevents them from acquiring needed protective material including face masks, hand sanitizers and hand wash. Acquiring these materials is particularly important for people with disabilities as many are in direct physical contact with caregivers and support workers. In addition, COVID-19 rules surrounding restriction of movement within the community affects people with mobility issues even more, creating another barrier to obtaining these materials. Government programs provide basic needs including rice and grains, but not protective material.
    6. 6. Loss in Jobs of Persons with Disabilities resulting into family income of the household further effecting the composite GDP of the nation.

    Our Strategy

    1. 1. Provide direct education to people with disabilities and their families on how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through online sessions.
    2. 2. Connect people with disabilities with available community resources which are difficult to access during this period of lockdown including pharmacies, medical clinics and assistive equipment providers.
    3. 3. Imparting Online Skill Building Training to Persons with Disabilities.
    4. 4. Immediate Assistance/Placement support to Persons with Disabilities.
    5. 5. Counselling of Persons with Disabilities and families.

    Support the cause by contributing INR 5000 per month or any small amount.

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    Bank Transfer

    Saving Account

    Account Name : SARTHAK EDUCATIONAL TRUST
    Account No. : 058710100020302
    Account Type : Saving Account
    Bank Name : Union bank of India
    Branch : Lawrence Road
    IFSC Code : UBIN0805874
    MICR Code : 110011012
    Swift Code : ANDBINBBXXX

    FCRA Account

    Account Name : SARTHAK EDUCATIONAL TRUST
    Account No. : 058710100029686
    Account Type : Saving Account
    Bank Name : Union bank of India
    Branch : Lawrence Road
    IFSC Code : UBIN0805874
    MICR Code : 110011012
    Swift Code : ANDBINBBXXX

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    For any further information, write to us at ceooffice.sarthak@gmail.com or contact us at 011-42004238

    All of Sarthak is committed to extending all possible support to India's response to the Covid-19 challenge and we hope that together we will be able to overcome this adversity soon.

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