Osama Manzar, Founder and Director of DEF spoke with Geeta, Ganga, Laxmi and Savitri- GOAL ( Going Online as leaders ) Mentees who have been spreading COVID-19 awareness and helping the people avail safety kits in Betul Village in Madhya Pradesh.
“Betul, a remote village in Madhya Pradesh has several daily wagers as residents who don’t have money to buy even the basics. They are totally dependent on their daily wages and lockdown has made life extremely difficult.
As a team we came up with an initiative to extend our support to the village people by providing them with safety kits and essentials in the time of crisis.Non-ration card holders were finding it difficult to get ration, so we informed the local administration. Local police helped in getting ration delivered to the village for free.
We spread awareness about the virus by painting the walls of people’s homes. We actively talk about social distancing and inform the villagers about dos and don’ts. We have also distributed masks in the village.
We have learnt a lot under the mentorship of Samriddhi Bharadwaj and have done our best to live up to her expectations through our willingness to extend genuine support to the community in the time of crisis.
GOAL has truly brought about positive changes in our personality. We have enhanced our digital and life skills. Now we are aware of job opportunities. We believe we can become successful entrepreneurs and help fellow villagers.