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Kudumbashree makes notable interventions among the public during lock down Updated On 2020-04-04

The District Missions of Kudumbashree have been making notable interventions and activities among the public in their respective districts to ensure the welfare of the people as lock down is notified in the state.  Other than mask-sanitizer production, community kitchen services, sharing information through whatsapp and the need analysis of the loan scheme announced by Government of Kerala, the District Missions have launched their own innovative initiatives as well. 

Kudumbashree Thiruvananthapuam District Mission have effectively involved the Kudumbashree three tier structure and Animal Birth Control (ABC) units in ensuring food and drinking water for the animals and birds, who were struggling during this lock down period as part of COVID 19 countering activities. The ABC units in Thiruvananthapuram district fed stray dogs and other animals like cats and through the NHGs in the district, food and water for birds was also ensured. In Kollam district, Civil Supplies Department had entrusted the Kudumbashree units in the district for making the cloth bags to arrange the food kits. 38 tailoring units and two apparel parks of Kudumbashree in the district are engaged in making cloth bags for Civil Supplies Department. In the first phase, they received order for 40,00 cloth bags, out of which 15,000 cloth bags would be delivered soon. Kudumbashree Kollam District Mission is getting more orders for cloth bags from Civil Supplies Department.  In Pathanamthitta,the Joint Liability  Groups of Kudumbashree were entrusted with the task of distributing sufficient vegetables to the Community Kitchens functioning in the district during lock-down days. They were preparing food in these places and in five days, Kudumbashree women in Pathanamthitta had managed to provide 1500 kilograms of vegetables for community kitchens. 39,710 people have so far been benefited out of the Community Kitchen initiative in Pathanamthitta district. In Alappuzha district, a novel initiative of Kudumbashree was helping out people in Kainakary in Alappuzha district by providing them with enough supplies to prepare food. Grocery and vegetables come to their doorsteps through the Kudumbashree-operated ‘supermarket’ ferry. Five women from Kudumbashree bring the essential items to help  the families in the Panchayath during the lock-down days.

Whereas in Kottayam District, Kudumbashree Snehitha staff and community counsellors are active in Covid 19 countering activities in Kottayam. The decision of joining hands with district administration and health department was taken by Kottayam District Mission after the discussion with the district collector about involving Kudumbashree network for these activities. In Idukki, over 17,000 Balasabha kids in the district are utilising the lock-down time in a creative way. They are participating in 'Akam Puram Nannayi', a programme being organised by Kudumbashree from March 28 to April 14. Personality development and skill development are also part of the programme and it aims to deal with the idleness in kids and make them active, when they are not able to go outside and interact with others due to lock-down. In Ernakulam district, an additional 10 community kitchens started functioning in Ernakulam district alone to provide sufficient food for guest laborers and others during lock-down days. The units led by Kudumbashree are operating full-fledged in the Kochi Municipal Corporation office. Kudumbashree Thrissur District Mission has organized a special campaign for the members of the elderly NHGs in the district to effectively make use of this time. The campaign named as 'Innalekalilekk oru yatra' (A journey to the past), enables the members of the elderly NHGs to write their life stories, autobiographies, memoirs etc and send the same to the whatsapp group of ADS  through the office bearers of the elderly NHGs with the help of their children or grandchildren on or before 15 April 2020. Through campaigns like these, Kudumbashree Thrissur District Mission aims at reducing the mental pressure of the elderly people.

Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission is working spreading awareness about the spread of Corona virus disease among the vulnerable communities in the district. It is on realizing that, it is needed to spread the news about Corona pandemic among the vulnerable communities, Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission started focusing on them. Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission also realized that it is their responsibility to extend services to them. It is in addition to the other services, Palakkad District Mission is extending services to the vulnerable communities. The services are being extended under the leadership of the Snehitha Gender Help Desk staff in the district. In Malappuram, Other than the community kitchens opened in various locations in the district, a community kitchen was opened in the premises of Kudumbashree Malappuram District Mission. The food at this community kitchen is cooked by District mission officials themselves. The food is prepared after taking orders from the nearby locality. The community kitchen opened at Kudumbashree Malappuram District Mission office serves food to around 300 people every day. In Kozhikode,as part of COVID 19 countering activities, Kudumbashree Kozhikode District Mission is supplying the sanitizers to government's essential service sectors. Hand sanitizers that are being used in Government hospitals, police stations, KSRTC offices, Treasury offices in the district, etc are produced by Kudumbashree. In Wayanad, Kudumbashree Wayanad district mission had made a mark in this field of community kitchen way before the same started functioning all across Kerala. The catering unit in Wayanad had extended their helping hands to NRIs in unexpected crisis by giving them food during the Janatha curfew day on 22 March 2020.

In Kannur, tele-counselling was offered by the Snehitha Gender Help Desk in Kannur to bring down the mental pressure among the people during the  lock-down days. They focused on providing information regarding the chances of Covid-19 spread apart from offering moral support to those spending time in quarantine and self-isolation.  In Kasaragod, even in the midst of Lock-down,the Kasaragod Snehitha Gender help Desk Team was working providing their services and is  working in 'Work from Home' mode. The 14 member team including counsellor, service providers and community counsellors are catering their tasks, with utmost significance, that too without losing its significance. Like these, each District Mission had devised initiatives of their own to extend support to the people and ensured their welfare during the lock- down. Kudumbashree system is trying its best for the people to make their lives better during the lock-down days.

COVID19 statewide countering activities by Kudumbashree Updated On 2020-04-03

Central as well as state governments are trying their maximum to save the nation from the COVID-19 epidemic. Kudumbashree is also shouldering the responsibilities along with the government. Kudumbashree started its effort to counter this problem from the second week of  March itself. From creating awarness about COVID-19 to other countering activities, Kudumbashree is trying to lend a helping hand to the Kerala socitey. The major activities that are being conducted statewide by Kudumbashree are as follows:

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Kudumbashree Thrissur District Mission organise campaign for elderly people during lock down Updated On 2020-04-03

Lock down is notified in the country to contain the spread of Cornona virus disease. Kudumbashree Thrissur District Mission is organizing a special campaign for the members of the elderly NHGs in the district to effectively make use of this time. The campaign is named as 'Innalekalilekk oru yatra' (A journey to the past). The members of the elderly NHGs may write their life stories, autobiographies, memoirs etc and may send to the whatsapp group of ADS  through the office bearers of the elderly NHGs with the help of their children or grandchildren on or before 15 April 2020. The write ups should reach the respective CDSs on or before 25 April 2020. The CDSs may analyse the writeups, make wise judgements and give prizes for the best writeups. The best writeups could be published as books in the panchayath level. The best write ups would be given prizes in the district level as well. Through campaigns like these, Kudumbashree Thrissur District Mission aims at reducing the mental pressure of the elderly people.

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Kudumbashree women-led ‘supermarket’ ferry Updated On 2020-04-03

A novel initiative of Kudumbashree is helping out people in Kainakary in Alappuzha district by providing them with enough supplies to prepare food. Grocery and vegetables come to their doorsteps in the Kudumbashree-operated ‘supermarket’ ferry. Five women from Kudumbashree ferry essential items to help families in the Panchayath during lockdown days.

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Thiruvananthapuram District Mission ensuring food for animals and birds Updated On 2020-04-02

Kudumbashree Thiruvananthapuam district mission is effectively involving the Kudumbashree three tier structure and Animal Birth Control (ABC) units in ensuring food and drinking water for animals and birds, struggling during this lock down period as part of COVID 19 countering activities. The ABC units in district are feeding stray dogs and other animals like cats. Through the NHGs in district, the mission ensuring food and water for birds.

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Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission spreading awareness about Corona among the vulnerable communities Updated On 2020-04-02

Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission is working spreading awareness about the spread of Corona virus disease among the vulnerable communities in the district. It is on realizing that, it is needed to spread the news about Corona pandemic among the vulnerable communities, Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission started focusing on them. Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission also realized that it is their responsibility to extend services to them. It is in addition to the other services, Palakkad District Mission is extending services to the vulnerable communities. The services are being extended under the leadership of the Snehitha Gender Help Desk staff in the district.

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Over 17,000 Balasabha friends make creative use of lockdown period Updated On 2020-04-02

Over 17,000 Balasabha kids in Idukki are utilising the lockdown time in the state creatively. They are participating in 'Akam Puram Nannayi', a programme organised by Kudumbashree from March 28 to April 14. Personality development and skill development are part of the programme.
The programme aims to deal with the idleness in kids and make them active, when they are not able to go outside and interact with others due to lockdown.

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Amidst lock-down, Kasaragod Snehitha Gender help Desk Team 'Work from Home' Updated On 2020-04-01

Even in the midst of Lock-down,the Kasaragod Snehitha Gender help Desk Team is working providing their services. The Gender Help Desk team from Kasaragod is now working in 'Work from Home' mode. The 14 member team including counsellor, service providers and community counsellors are catering their tasks, with utmost significance, that too without losing its significance.

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Kozhikode district mission supplying sanitizer to essential service sectors Updated On 2020-04-01

As part of COVID 19 countering activities, Kudumbashree's  soap and lotion production units all over Kerala are producing hand sanitizers now. Unlike other districts, Kozhikode district mission have not made it available for the general public. Instead the district team is supplying the sanitizers to government's essential service sectors. Hand sanitizers that are being used in Government hospitals, police stations, KSRTC offices, Treasury offices in the district, etc are produced by Kudumbashree mission.

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Women farming units of Kudumbashree Updated On 2020-04-01

The all-women farming units of Kudumbashree are entrusted with the task of distributing sufficient veggies to the Community Kitchens functioning in Pathanamthitta district during lockdown days. The group farming units of Kudumbashree are preparing food in these places. In five days, Kudumbashree women have managed to provide 1500 kilograms of vegetables for community kitchens. 39710 people have so far benefitted out of the Community Kitchen initiative.

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