During the Covid-19 lockdown we pivoted to advocate for community-based rights
Relief Efforts (2020-21)
We have distributed relief supplies including grains, spices, vegetables,
soaps and sanitary napkins to 80,000+ people, PPE supplies to 1600 police officials and learning packets containing stationery, workbooks and board games to 300 children in Tamil Nadu.
The pandemic paved the way for several discussions to amplify the
works and innovations of the social impact sector in India. However,
there seemed to be a gap in representation in these conversations from
our home-state, Tamil Nadu. In order to bridge this gap, we curated and
organised Tamil Nadu’s first social sector conference “Kural 2020: The
Voice of Tamil Nadu’s Changemakers”.
The two-day conference saw 400+ participants tune in to listen and
learn from 47 speakers from across Tamil Nadu. Themes explored
included mental health, women leadership, peace advocacy, disability
and organisational capacities to name a few.
Project JOY 2021
We launched Project JOY as an initiative to mobilise children to be a part of relief efforts by creating gratitude cards for healthcare workers. Partnering with several schools in Chennai, we have been able to empower 300+ students to participateand design gratitude cards which we have been sharing with our partner hospitals including, Apollo, Lifeline Hospitals, Omandurar Medical College and Stanley Medical College.
Project JOY has also expanded to other cities including Hyderabad, Tirunelveli and Kochi. Students and residents have been creating gratitude cards being shared with healthcare workers to spread smiles during these trying times.