COVID-19: Civil Society Alliance Support to Relief Efforts
The ‘COVID 19: Civil Society Alliance Support to Relief Efforts’ programme focuses on building community capabilities to address the immediate and medium-term effects of COVID-19 on health, well-being and livelihoods security of the rural poor; demonstrate a local government planning approach to address issues related to mass home-coming of migrant workers; and support school-going children to overcome academic challenges posed by closed schools/inaccessible online learning platforms.
The programme aims to build community capabilities to address the impacts of COVID-19, demonstrate a convergent planning approach to respond to challenges from mass-return of migrant workers, and provide supplementary education to students missing school.
38991 persons in 170 villages
Gajapati in Odisha
July 2020 to June 2021
Rapid Community Response to COVID-19 (RCRC)
- Communications campaign for raising awareness on COVID-19 response and care
- Identification, training and management of Community Resource Persons
- Ensuring access to social entitlements for vulnerable families
- Establishing migrant support and resource centres, creating a skill database to enable future decision making
- Preparing village development visioning and perspective plans for six months at the gram panchayat and village-levels
- Supporting school going children with supplementary learning to overcome challenges posed by closed schools and inaccessible learning platforms
- 30,048 individuals across 146 villages reached with awareness messages on COVID-19, including mask wearing, handwashing, social distancing, , along with awareness on social entitlements through schemes such as PMGKY, MBPY, MGNREGA, NFSA, etc.
- 338 PRI functionaries including Sarpanchs, PEOs, ASHAs, AWWs, ANMs and Ward Members were trained on effective management of Covid-19, Counselling of distressed households and development of GP level Contingency plan
- Job cards of 46 Beneficiaries were updated who could avail the revised FRA benefits.
- Supported documentation work for putting in 286 Applications to avail different pension schemes
- 1116 applications submitted for addition of new member in PDS scheme
- 479 applications submitted for acquiring new ration card
- Facilitated processes for acquiring new Aadhar Card for 87 persons
- Helped link Aadhar number to the bank account of 2443 persons for availing different benefits provided through state and central Government schemes
- Total of 5078 families enrolled in different Schemes
- Psycho-social support provided to the vulnerable persons (stressed, persons victimized with stigma and others in need) through Virtual Citizen Support Centre (CSC) of the RCRC partner
- Supported school going children of Class IX and X with supplementary learning through 5 Learning Centres in Rayagada and Gumma Block who were mostly affected due to closure of schools. The classes were conducted by para teachers with the use of audio-visual mediums through Raspberry Pi and PICO projectors.