Hope in the Midst of Covid-19 Crisis
The year 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, as billions of people grapple with the realities of COVID-19. Due to the COVID-19 lock-down, all educational institutions in India have been closed since March 2020 including our Imagine School. This has challenged us, as staff, to rethink and redesign how to do charitable work in a sustainable way. One Imagine School first grader, Rajashree, and her family have been greatly affected by the current situation. Thankfully, we have been able to help. She, along with her mother, younger brother and grandparents live in a local village in a 12×10-foot mud-thatched room covered with hay with no electricity and no nearby shops. With the lock-down, her grandparents became unemployed and so it has been very difficult for her family of five to secure even daily food with their limited resources, let alone medications like those her mother recently needed. Rajashree misses the Imagine School days and since they have no computer or smartphone at home (no electricity), they are unable to get access to join online classes. Without going to school, she is struggling to keep up with her studies. Our Imagine School teachers have often visited her with school and food supplies to help her family during this time and Rajeshree is looking forward to going back to school soon. We continue to rejoice in the achievements by our capable staff who manage the day-to-day and special COVID-19 relief operations.