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May 23rd, 2021

India is currently battling with a deadly second wave of Covid 19 that has devastated the country like never before! During times like these it is imperative to come forward and do our bit to support efforts by government, Indian Army, organisations and local communities. For the past month and a half since the beginning of this second wave, REACHA and its team members have been on ground trying to raise resources and help those who are in need. Some of the efforts so far include the following:

  1. Kashmir (Baramulla):
    Assisting Indian Army to combat Covid 19 by providing masks, sanitizers, PPE Kit etc. Also, enabling livelihood enhancement of local women by getting them orders from the market to make masks. These are then distributed by them in the local neighbourhood to promote covid appropriate behaviour.
  2. In partnership with corporate CSR we are assisting Government hospitals across the country, in the states of:
  3. In partnership with corporate CSR we are assisting Government hospitals across the country, in the states of:
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Karnataka
    • Jharkhand
    • Maharashtra
    • New Delhi
    • Providing above with the following to fight Covid:
      • Setting up Oxygen Plants
      • Oxygen Concentrators
      • Ventilators
      • BIPAP Machine
      • Fowler beds for covid patients
      • Sanitizers
  4. A 24x7 Taskforce at REACHA is working closely with donors, governments, vendors and local communities to ensure that all of these items reach the designated place at the earliest and lives can be saved. This effort by REACHA is not only to fight the current crisis, but also to prepare for the future. NGOs across the country were approached by NITI Aayog (Letter attached) on 1st May 2021 to come forward and assist. REACHA is always with the government and the people of the country FOR OUR NATION!


    REACHA has moved fast to respond to support government/Indian Army in Baramulla, Kashmir, as well as local areas near its office/work place.

    A) Effort is underway to engage with civil administration in Baramulla, Kashmir, where REACHA works closely with Indian Army to train youth in livelihood activities as part of army efforts to wean them away from militancy through peaceful means. These projects with Indian Army are supported by:

    • ONGC - Livelihood Training through Fashion Design, Retail & Hospitality Trades; Culture & Music project; Drug De-addiction project
    • Genpact - Livelihood enhancement and support through cell for Livelihood Enhancement (CLE – Phase 2)

    B) REACHA has also reached out to local communities near its office/s in Delhi and Ghaziabad (UP).

    Some efforts underway are as below:

    1) Rs. 30,000/ transferred to Indian Army vendor in Baramulla to provide support to combat COVID. Funds were received from REACHA well-wishers.

    2) Cash support of Rs 5,000 provided to Self Help Group (SHG) developed by Chinar 9 Jawan Club, Baramulla – being run under Indian Army supervision. The cash will be used to procure raw material for the preparation of masks by the SHG which will then be distributed free of cost. Noticing the shortage of masks in their community, one of our SHGs developed by Chinar 9 Jawan Club, Baramulla decided to make masks themselves and distribute them free of cost. Financial support was provided to them to procure raw materials for the masks.

    VIDEO CLIP - Yasmeena, our Fashion Design student stitching COVID Masks in her boutique for community students

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3) Cash support (direct bank credit) of Rs. 2,500 each provided to 4 beneficiaries from Kashmir, currently working in Bangalore and Chennai - for food and other basic necessities. The beneficiaries to whom cash support was provided are part of skill development/ livelihood program undertaken by REACHA in Kashmir. They had shifted to Bangalore and Chennai for livelihood opportunities and were unable to fulfill their basic needs since the lockdown due to COVID 19.

4) Funding support of Rs 25,000 provided to The Federation of Apartment Owners Association, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad to help them provide cooked food and dry ration to the deprived/migrant labourers/daily wager’s etc. who have been severely impacted by COVID-19 lockdown. The Federation of Apartment Owners Association an apex body representing hundreds of apartments in Indirapuram and Raj Nagar extension joined hands with all willing to provide food both cooked and dry ration to the deprived. Cooked food was provided to thousands of migrant labourers who had crossed into Uttar Pradesh bare foot on their way to Bihar and U.P. Along with food they were also provided with bottled water to quench their thirst and infuse life into those who were on the verge of collapsing. With the flow of workers getting over, the Federation is now providing food packets and dry ration to more than 1000 people every day at their doorsteps in areas of Makanpur, Konavli and Shakti Khand. This routine will continue till such time as some normalcy returns and there is hope that these people will start earning their livelihood again.