From March till July 2020, we reached out and partnered with multiple social sector organizations to help them design their communication materials and aid in fundraising. All our work was pro bono.
A Message from The Hunger Project India:
These are extraordinary times. We together face an unprecedented challenge that calls on all of us to step forward in our shared humanity. Your donation will help us continue our efforts as the situation remains dire, and enable us to adapt our strategies to better address the ongoing health, humanitarian, economic and social crisis in rural areas.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR.
The Hunger Project India (THP) is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Their vision is a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.
Our partnership with THP has spanned many years with deep engagement through field travel, interacting with the women leaders and creating reports and communications material which resonates with the spirit and energy of the communities they work with.
Fighting the COVID lockdown, we helped THP design three communication pieces for easy dissemination and sharing via whatsapp through their communities.
Read THP’s community response to COVID 19 here:
Download the PDF’s here
Additional designs for advocacy efforts by the partners of The Hunger Project India.
Rubaroo, is an NGO working on the issue of Child Sexual Abuse, based out of Mumbai. From being simple foot soldiers who talk to children to keep them safe, Rubaroo has evolved and grown into an organization which is initiating key conversations around gender and sexual and reproductive health to address some of the core issues that lead to the silence of child sexual abuse.
They have opened up their counselling support online to anyone who may need it. These services are free of cost during the lockdown.
Do share this widely, so that it can reach those who need it the most.
SUPPORT THE PEOPLE BEHIND YOUR DAILY CUP OF TEA.
Tea workers from remotely located communities in Assam earn as little as Rs. 157/ per day for 24 kgs of leaves collected in a normal working day. Most of them are women daily wagers, sole breadwinners for their families. They are now left with an unprecedented situation of lack of supplies amidst the current developments of COVID and the nationwide lockdown.
Farm2Food Foundation is mobilizing resources and relief packages which include essential food and personal care supplies as well as basic stationery for the children to help them survive the lockdown.
Your contribution, however small, will help us support them.
Follow up work to push donations and share the impact update.
SUPPORT DAILY WAGE WORKERS IN KISHANGANJ DISTRICT, BIHAR.
We partnered with Zubin Manav, founder of Project Potential in 2014 to create an identity and brand voice.
Project Potential is leading a movement to nurture community level leaders and changemakers to create sustainable change that lasts. Our core principle is called eArth for the English word ‘earth’ and the Hindi word ‘अर्थ’ for meaning and economy. In other words, it is a philosophy that seeks to regenerate the earth, economy, and our existence. We actualize this movement through a number of programs focused on different sectors including eArth Kala Manch (art and theater), eArthshala (construction and habitat), eArth Paathshala (education and learning) and eArth Udyog (business incubator). We are doing all of this on a beautiful 15 acre campus, where we are practicing sustainable living via natural building, permaculture, sustainable waste and water management, and so on.
Over the last 6 years Zubin and his team have worked to create community leaders and change makers through holistic, sustainable rural development in Bihar. They now need your support to help daily wage labourers in Kishanganj District fight this crisis.
300 COMMUNITY WOMEN CHAMPIONS DRIVING COVID-19 RELIEF FOR 4000 ABANDONED SUGARCANE PLANTATION WORKERS IN BEED
Start Up – India works with not for profit organizations and social entrepreneurs to create robust systems through incubation, impact acceleration and management consulting services.
One of our oldest and dearest partners with a relationship that has strengthened and grown over five years, Manisha Gupta and her brilliant team have allowed us to explore various process oriented approaches to solving design problems. Our work with Start Up! has been deeply fulfilling in addressing and solving issues with design interventions and an understanding of work being done at grassroots level by stellar social entrepreneurs.
Fighting the COVID lockdown crisis head on, Start Up is helping Navchetna (a rural institution led by grassroots women change makers) provide relief to 4000 abandoned sugarcane plantation workers.
SUPPORT PRAYAS, SOCIAL WORK IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN THEIR EFFORT TO HELP PRISONERS AND WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN CUSTODY
A group most affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, yet largely invisible to all of us, is prisoners, women and children in custody and their families, across the country. On one hand, they are at high risk of contracting the virus in overcrowded barracks, on the other, they worry about their families, many of who survive on small, daily earnings. Working as wage laborers, helpers in small shops, domestic workers, hawkers, etc. most of them are out of work and are struggling with the loss of income. Even if people in prisons escape the virus, will their families be able to survive the inability to access food, essential commodities, medicine?
Prayas (A field action project of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai) has worked with nearly 40,000 prisoners and women and children in custody and with their families, for the last 30 years. Prayas’s team of social workers are working with at least 150 families to ensure that in these trying times, they continue to receive basic rations, the elderly have a supply of medicines, and that families don’t get thrown out their homes because of the inability to pay rent.
Given the difficulty of reaching rations to their homes in the lockdown, PRAYAS will do cash transfers into bank accounts of the families, beginning with Rs 2000/- each.
Studio Eksaat has partnered with PRAYAS (through Start Up – India) to create an effective design and communication strategy keeping in mind the privacy of the prisoners and their families.
FUNCTIONAL HELPLINE NUMBERS
Indus Action has put together functional helpline numbers for Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh & Tamil Nadu.
Indus Action seeks to mobilize public resources and empower communities to solve India’s deep-rooted problems in areas such as education, public health, law enforcement and accountability. India’s complex social norms are often times at odds with its collective aspirations. Overcoming such norms requires social interventions of a nature that are outside the realm of a traditional legal or a policy framework’s influence. We intend to intervene in such social spaces to complement and strengthen the efforts of organizations functioning in the space, and to deliver implementation tasks that are not serviced by others.
We designed these for easy sharing via WhatsApp, so that those in maximum need can be reached and helped. Do share these across your networks widely, especially to the men and women who run your home, offices and those in your local communities.