COVID 19 IMAGE Next Response

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Indian state of Karnataka was confirmed on 9 March 2020. Two days later, the state became the first in India to invoke the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which are set to last for a year, to curb the spread of the disease. Workers in the informal sector, particularly street vendors, construction workers, healthcare and gig economy workers are the most adversely impacted sections following the restrictions imposed to fight corona virus.

Chikkaballapura and Kolar districts are affected by this Pandemic. To address this COVID 19 Crisis,Arpanam Trust, supported by Comic Relief and Terre des Hommes-Netherlands, improves the lives and livelihoods of people from vulnerable and marginalized sections of society in Chikkaballapura and Kolar districts of Karnataka.

  1. From IMAGE Next project,during this lock-down period, Arpanam Trust  has reached 125  villages of 2 blocks in 2 districts and supported dry rations like Cereals, pulses, oil,sugar etc for emergency relief  and  like Hygiene Kits like Masks, Sanitizers and Hand wash soaps for protection and hygiene. The team has distributed the relief items to 1100 vulnerable and marginalized families who are the victims and survivors  of Early Child Marriages.
  2. It has rolled out these relief measures from 26th May to 30th May 2020 by the field team members with the support of  local leaders, PRI Members, grass root level government workers like ASHAs and AWWs .
  3. In addition to these, the team is continuously putting its efforts for prevention and protection measures through awareness on COVID 19 by distributing IEC materials in the local languages. The field team members are in continuous touch with the Early Married Girls (EMGs) and Survivors through personal visits as well as through mobile conversions.
  4. Arpanam Trust is putting its utmost efforts to empower the field staff by conducting various meetings on Concall through the IMAGE project and also planning to build the capacity of movement leaders through online training. 

Our  Coverage at a glance

  • Total Districts                  –               2 nos
  • Total Blocks                      –               2 nos
  • Total Villages                    –               125  nos
  • Total Families                   –               1100 nos
  • Total EMGs                       –               791 nos
  • Total Survivors                –                209 nos
  • ASHAs                              –                30 nos
  • Others                               –                70 nos