COVID-19 came unexpectedly into all our lives and befouled it with no one not being saved from its ‘wrath’ and as we reach the pandemic’s two-year anniversary in our country, we see the clear inequalities that it has exposed and brought out. While all of us were adversely affected by the global pandemic in one way or the other, no one was more hurt than the population of our country who lies below the poverty line or are less fortunate than some of us. One of the worst hit parts of society during the time of the pandemic was that of communities of laborers and low wage or daily wage earners who are the humblest, people who are the salt of the earth but also happen to be sadly, the most vulnerable. Hence, to help those who are less fortunate than us, Art and Impact in collaboration with The Lotus Petal Foundation had organized a Community Feed Program by contributing ₹3,000 on the 15th May 2020.
Another section of society which was hurt by the Pandemic is that of Underprivileged school-going kids, Covid had forced the government to shut schools down and while those students who could afford tablets, laptops, or any other device on which online classes can be attended continued to learn as the pandemic went on through Zoom. However, those who did not have the ability to purchase these pricey devices could not attend school or even learn which led to rising problems of – illiteracy, child labor and child marriage during the pandemic which is disappointing. So, to do their part in curbing the effects of the pandemic on school going children Art and Impact supported the cause of education during the pandemic by raising and donating ₹7,500 to Lotus Petal Foundation on July 15th, 2020, in support of the online school (purchase of digital device) initiativeunder the leadership of Anhiti Mandal. Art and Impact continues to cope with the pandemic’s ill effects on different groups of society.
A tablet being given to Amrish, a 5th Grader who had recently joined the school Art and Impact is collaborating with from Art and Impact.