20 May 2020
Bhubaneswar: In view of the joint crisis of Cyclone Amphan and COVID-19, representatives of SAI International Education Group distributed food packets in nearby slum areas on Tuesday and also counselled the slum dwellers on the importance of adhering to the safety measures as mandated by the Government.
SAI International representatives demonstrated the right way of using the mask, hand washing and using sanitizers.
Basic dry food items like rice, flour, pulses, biscuits, sugar, salt along with soap was gifted to people living in the slums of Bhubaneswar like Nageswar Basti I & II-Sishu Vihar, Jagannath Ambatota Basti, Co-operative Colony, Bagicha Colony and Co-operative Housing Colony-Sailashree Vihar, and Japani Sahoo Colony - Pragati Vihar of Chandrasekharpur area.
Most of the people residing in slum areas are daily wage labourers, street vendors or domestic help. The lockdown has drastically affected their income leading to dampened spirits and an unsure future. Adding to their woes, the news of Cyclone Amhan, revived the bitter memories of Cyclone Fani which created havoc during May last year.
SAI International representatives boosted the morale of the slum dwellers by inspiring them to think positively and be each other’s support during this crucial time.