“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”- Mother Teresa
1) “Our Small effort to Make Hunger Disappear”
During this pandemic year as the nation was battling with the 1st wave of Covid -19, unexpected lockdown leads to the closure of shops and it creates the insecurity of lack of food availability and the unemployment among common people mainly in the remote areas. Manappuram Foundation took initiative and effort to supply 5150 food kits to the needy in various places in Kerala especially in the coastal belt of Thrissur District.
About 4130 Food kits were given to the eligible and needy BPL families of Nattika, Edathiruthy, Valapad, Perinjanam, Kaipamangalam, Thanniyam, Kattoor and Thalikulam Grama Panchayaths so as to help them overcome the food crisis.
Kits were also provided:
- Nanma Foundation is a charitable organization undertaking various philanthropic activities initiated by IG P.Vijayan. Manappuram Foundation donated 700 grocery kits for differently abled children to help them overcome the crisis in Palakkad and Thrissur through Nanma Foundation
- Distributed 150 grocery kits to the Transgender community people in Thrissur through life foundation. They are one among the marginalized community who were critically affected by the socio-political aspects of the pandemic, which has cost their livelihoods.
- Distributed100 food kits among the poor and needy of Covid affected families in Bangalore through Manappuram Riti Jewellery and Kerala Samajam which is a Malayalee association situated in Bangalore.
2) DIGITAL EQUITY
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”-Albert Einstein
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”-NelsonMandela
Among the sudden jolt of the events following the emergence of Covid-19, one was the imparting of education through electronic means, which caused a great distress among the backward sections of the society as well as the nation. The children who were unable to afford a smart phone were subjected to remain at home with no means to formal education. As an initiative to aid the students in their studies and to eliminate the barrier by providing the students with smart phones to resume their education. Manappuram Foundation has donated 1237 mobile phones and 3 Televisions in total for the students belongs to BPL families from different parts of Kerala and mostly focusing on Thrissur, Palakad and Ernakulum Districts, who are unable to attend online class without having a digital device. As we cannot directly reach near every deserving students our effort to make digital divide smaller, we distributed mobile phones according to the requests received from Local self-governments, Members of Legislative assembly, Membersof Parliament and also based on individual requests. Our initiative reached all over Kerala.
3) VENTILATOR DISTRIBUTION
The Corona Virus or the Covid-19 has brought about critical shortage in the supply of oxygen in the hospitals all over the world. Many deaths were reported due to the lack of Oxygen supply in the Hospitals for the Covid-19 affected patients in Kerala. Manappuram Foundation took a leap into this issue with the mission of donating ventilators to the hospitals where there was grave need of Oxygen supply for the patients. Thirteen ventilators were donate to various hospitals in Kerala through Manappuram Foundation and Manappuram Lions joint projects. Following are the hospitals benefitted by ventilators from Manappuram foundation
Kannur Government Hospital, Peravoor
Chavakkad Government Hospital
Vadakkanchery Government Hospital
Thrissur Medical College
Ernakulam General Hospital
Kottayam Medical College
Ernakulam Medical College
4) RAIN COATS FOR RAPID RESPONSE TEAM MEMBERS
Other than the doctors and Nurses, the front line Rapid Response Team workers have worked intensively among the people in the remote areas during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the pandemic hit more than 2 years it was very difficult for the RRT workers to work effectively during the rainy seasons. Manappuram Foundation supported RRT workers by providing 200 rain coats in Valapad Grama Panchayath, to help them to overcome the barrier of monsoon seasons.This initiative from Manappuram Foundation has helped the RRT workers to provide the services more effectively and efficiently.
5) COMPUTERS FOR THRIPRAYAR, ALAPPAD AND ANTHIKAD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES
Lack of technical devices cause the hindrance in storing data in government hospitals. As public sector is lacking the technical supremacy which is essential during these days. Manappuram Foundation look an initiative upon this issue, by donating Desktop computers to Thriprayar, Alappad and Anthikad Community Health Centres for the purpose of storing data related to Covid 19. The computers were handed over to Dr.Rosh, Alappad CHC for Alapad and Anthikad CHCs and Dr.Shahana, Thriprayar CHC in the esteemed presence of Block Panchayath President Mr.Krishna Kumar, Block Vice President Mrs.Maya TB, standing committee chairman Mr.PS Najeeb, Mr.CR Ramesh, standing committee chairperson Mrs.Rajani Thilakan and Block Development officer Mrs.Joly Vijayan.
6) FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS OF COVID AFFECTED
Eleven widows and widowers of Covid affected were supported by Manappuram Foundation by donating Rupees Ten Thousand each as an initiative related to senior citizens Day observation in association with Manappuram Vayojanasamithi.The program was organized in SN hall Nattika in the esteemed presence of Hon. Revenue Minister K Rajan with Mr.CC Mukundan MLA of Nattika constituency andTyson Master MLA of Kaipamangalam constituency.
7) COVID PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO PUBLIC
During the First wave of Covid 19 Manappuram Foundation donated several covid 19 preventive equipment for Thrissur district through MP TN Prathapan. Pulse Oximeters, Thermometers, Fumigators, PPE Kits, Faceshields, N95 masks, Surgical Masks, Gloves of worth Rupees Seven lakhs were handed over to MP by Mr. VP Nandakumar, Managing Trustee, Manappuram Foundation.
MAFOUND assist Valapad police station by providing face mask, sanitizer and gloves to work against the pandemic.
As the schools opened after a long lockdown it is mandatory to keep Covid away by maintaining Covid precautionary measures among students and teachers. We supported SH of Mary’s school students by giving masks, sanitizers and Infrared Thermometer.
Manappuram Foundation honored Twenty Eight ASHA workers of Valapad Grama Panchayath by distributing uniform sarees and Pulse Oximeters for each related to their work in community.
Manappuram Foundation handed over wheelchairs and trolleys to Mrs. Haritha V Kumar, District collector for Government medical College Thrissur for Covid protective activities
Manappuram Foundation supported Medical College Thrissur by providing Optical Forceps with Alligator Jaws of One Lakh Rupees.
MAFOUND provided Oxygen concentrators, 28 Pulse oximeters, Vitamin C Tablets and ORS Sachets to Community Health Centre Valapad for the people who affected Covid 19
By considering the immense rise of Covid Positive cases in Valapad Grama Panchayath a Domiciliary Covid Care Centre (DCC) is started at Government Ayurveda Hospital Valapad with 30 beds. The DCC is focusing to accommodate mainly women Covid 19 patients residing at Valapad. Manappuram Foundation Supplied Surgical masks, Gloves, PPE kit and Sanitizers to DCC.
Support For Koorikuzhi Hospital
Koorikuzhi Government Hospital were lacking adequate infrastructure for the Covid care treatments. They were facing difficulty in accommodating large crowds especially during the time of vaccination. Manappuram Foundation supported hospital by renovating the existing building for the better functioning of the Hospital.