Fighting COVID_19 by Food Supply

Hunger in times of Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown have caused widespread devastation on several levels. The poor and the downtrodden in Dharavi in Mumbai, Asia’s most densely populated slum are affected severely. Not only are they at the highest risk of contacting the virus but also faced with hunger. Their livelihoods have been shattered and they have no means to support themselves. They are unable to have even one proper square meal a day.
AAF has been unswervingly engaged with taking proactive measures for residents of Dharavi. Anu has joined forces with Acorn Foundation that is providing meals and essentials support to such families in Dharavi. They are inviting people to lend a helping hand by contributing to meal packets that are distributed among the hapless people there.
The kit comprises wheat flour, rice, three types of pulses, turmeric, chilli and spices packets, edible oil, onions and potatoes as well as bathing and detergent soaps and toothpaste.
Donation of INR 650 feeds a family of five people for a week
And a donation of INR 1,300 feeds a family of five for 15 days.
A contribution of either would go a long way in helping the helpless battle hunger and despair.

Suicide – Prevention at the grass roots Level

The number of deaths fro. Suicide is on the rise with the highest level rate of suicide in the world in young girls in India. Most of us can hardly imagine the suffering that precedes suicide and the pain left in its wake. When the person who dies is young, the devastation is even more profound. The public, however—including most parents—remains disturbingly unaware of the prevalence of suicide among young people. This is in part because, until recently, there was virtually no public health policy on the subject; in part, because society is reluctant to discuss both suicide and the mental illnesses most directly responsible for it; and in part, because there is a pervasive belief that suicide is highly idiosyncratic in nature and therefore neither predictable nor preventable. Unlike oncologists and cardiologists, who know that certain types of tumours or heart disease radically increase the likelihood of death, psychiatrists and psychologists tend not to think of mortality rates in the context of psychiatric illnesses. This has led to considerable confusion, as well as to an underemphasis on how much is actually known about suicide from a clinical and scientific point of view. In fact, we know a great deal.

 

There are drugs like lithium etc but Anu who worked in the psychiatric ward of Lady Harding’s Hospital as a part of her MSW has seen the effects of ECT on a schizophrenic case and was devastated as that really is not the answer. This led her to study naturopathic and holistic approaches which Anu personally delivers and that is what AAF employs for prevention so that balance of mind can be obtained. She believed we start young to train the mind with positive affirmations for a healthy life.

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Fighting COVID_19 by Food Supply

Hunger in times of Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown have caused widespread devastation on several levels. The poor and the downtrodden in Dharavi in Mumbai, Asia’s most densely populated slum are affected severely. Not only are they at the highest risk of contacting the virus but also faced with hunger. Their livelihoods have been shattered and they have no means to support themselves. They are unable to have even one proper square meal a day.
AAF has been unswervingly engaged with taking proactive measures for residents of Dharavi. Anu has joined forces with Acorn Foundation that is providing meals and essentials support to such families in Dharavi. They are inviting people to lend a helping hand by contributing to meal packets that are distributed among the hapless people there.
The kit comprises wheat flour, rice, three types of pulses, turmeric, chilli and spices packets, edible oil, onions and potatoes as well as bathing and detergent soaps and toothpaste.
Donation of INR 650 feeds a family of five people for a week
And a donation of INR 1,300 feeds a family of five for 15 days.
A contribution of either would go a long way in helping the helpless battle hunger and despair.

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