Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, a number of families have lost income for several months. Due to the lack of income, any savings they may have are also wiped out in the current crisis. As the lockdown is slowly lifting, we are seeing that a number of maids, auto drivers and construction labour force are still not able to get back to work like before.
The government of Telangana is planning to announce re-start of schools (either online or in some safe manner) when lockdown is lifted. The first thing any child will require when he/she goes back to school are books, whether the school will be held online or offline. In talking to the parents and schools, we found that parents are not willing to send the children back to school as they do not have the money for books.
This project will enable the children to go back to school, allowing the parents to improve their focus on earning their livelihoods.
Kriti works with a number of government schools and private schools in the Shaikpet Mandal and has a good relationship with the school managements. Over the years, we have been partnering with the schools on a number of initiatives.
Combined Data for Private and Government Schools
|Category||Number of Children||Rate||Amount (Lakhs)|
|Primary School||4300||350||15 lakhs|
|High School||2700||375||10 lakhs|