The acute shortage of necessary amenities- such as oxygen cylinders, during the second wave of the ongoing pandemic, created chaos among the residents of Kanpur. During these tough times, several individuals and organisations have stepped forward to assist the needy and are helping in placating the situation. One among these organisations is Shramik Bharti, a Kanpur-based charity organisation, whose efforts in catering to the rural and urban population of Kanpur are noteworthy.
Helping rural residents breathe better
With rapidly changing financial scenarios, Shramik Bharti has been aiding the rural residents of Kanpur by providing them with the essentials required to get through these tough times. They have been motivating citizens to donate dry ration kits for marginalised families, oximeters, masks and sanitisers for Aanganwadi centres and ASHA workers.
Owing to these donations, the team of Shramik Bharti has been able to help the needy and poverty-stricken to continue their fight against all the perils caused by the wave of this deadly contagion. In the latest post on their official Facebook page, they have stated- "We were able to monitor the temperature and oxygen levels of the people in 10 villages in Kanpur Dehat."
Further, their community radio initiative- 'Waqt Ki Awaaz', has been utilising its potential in creating awareness about covid-appropriate behaviour among its listeners. As per their official website, the airwaves of Waqt Ki Awaaz reach 300 villages covering a population of about 300,000 in a radius of 15 km.
Facilitating the disadvantaged since 1986
Shramik Bharti started working in 1986 with a mission to facilitate and foster people's democratic institutions, as they empower the underprivileged- especially women and children. It works across almost 125 slums and 11 blocks of Kanpur Nagar and Kanpur Dehat with the help of over 150 community-based volunteers.
Beginning its journey in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, this non-profit organisation has now spread in Punjab as well. Shramik Bharti has positively contributed to the lives of many, including the daughter of a self-help group member who became an IAS officer in 2014, by making impactful efforts in the right direction.
Shramik Bharti is working on strengthening natural resource-based living, improving hygiene standards, promoting quality education and empowering people with disability, among other things. If you too wish to join the philanthropic initiatives by this organisation, then you can volunteer here.