Covid-19 Response

Shifting focus and funding towards Covid-19 relief & prevention

India is currently in the grips of a devastating second wave of COVID-19 and we urgently need your help. The rising death rate and lack of resources have already led the healthcare and post-mortem systems in Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities in India to the edge of collapse.

It is essential that we work to stop this situation from spreading to the rural communities we work with. To do this, we need your support. (Read the most recent Newsletter Update here.)

Current Work

RTPCR Testing

Our staff and nearby community members have been tested for Covid 19. The effort will be to do regular testing to ensure timely identification and isolation to stop the spread of this virus in rural communities.

Real Time Data Consolidation

Our BCI youth team have been updating in realtime (updated every 4 hours) important information such as availability of hospital beds, oxygen beds, and doctors available from 3 nearby locations. Doctors, medical staff of the respective hospitals are contacted regularly to update this information.

Distribution of Safety & Monitoring Kits

Safety and Monitoring Kits including oximeters and temperature guns are distributed in community and primary health care centers in Harmara and Roopangarh, BandarSindri Police station as well in villages across our campus.

Timely Distribution of oxygen concentrators

Barefoot College international have been working with various stakeholders and partners to procure oxygen concentrators for primary health care centres so that these village level health centres are well equipped to provide immediate assistance to critical patients. Four oxygen concentrators have been distributed in Harmara Community Health care centre, Roopangarh Primary Health care and Community care centres in Rajasthan.

Support in Vaccine Registration

Barefoot College international have been working with various stakeholders and partners to procure oxygen concentrators for primary health care centres so that these village level health centres are well equipped to provide immediate assistance to critical patients. Four oxygen concentrators have been distributed in Harmara Community Health care centre, Roopangarh Primary Health care and Community care centres in Rajasthan.

Awareness & Dissemination of Information on Covid-19

We created byte sized animated videos and audios on vaccine hesitancy and proper masking behaviour in 10 India languages that are being disseminated via whatsapp for people having access to smartphones and interactive voice calls for people having access to feature phones.

These interactive and crisp awareness materials are helping our community members dispel the myths around vaccination and adopt covid-19 appropriate behaviour. We are planning to share two videos and audios per week on relevant topics on covid-19.

The repository of dissemination materials can be found on this page below.

30,385 Rations

delivered to people living in marginalized communities (in 2020)

45 Videos

and resource materials created for open source

12 Languages

used to communicate relevant information from the Ministry of Health to tribal and very rural communities

32 Partnering

Community-Based Organizations across 18 states

7 Aspirational Districts

continuously supporting

220 Farmers

provided fair trade channels for sale and supported with organic farming resources including desi (indigenous) seeds and fertilizers.

Response Across the Subcontinent

COVID-19’s effects extend beyond documented cases. Most recorded cases remain focused around urban civilians, who have better testing facilities and essential supplies available to them. The health and safety of women and children, the stability of local economies and access to health and information resources are crucial data for proper representation. By focusing on marginalized and rural communities Barefoot College International is preventing the crisis happening in the cities from happening in villages.

We are regularly gaining insight at the grassroots level through our local ground partners, regional coordinators and beneficiaries so that we can continue to offer catered support as it’s required. We believe in collaborative work and will continue to work with various organisations in India and internationally to build long-term resilience in last mile rural communities.

Rural Resources

Our open-source COVID-19 Information dissemination videos are factual and easy-to-understand materials available to everyone

Covid-19 Resource Videos

English

Hindi

  • 1 . कोरोना-वायरस : हमारी जिम्मेदारियाँ
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  • 2. गलत जानकारी फैलने से रोकेें
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  • 3. कोरोना-वायरस कैसे फैलता है ?
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  • 4. कोरोना-वायरस को फैलने से कैसे रोकें ?
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  • 5. कोरोना-वायरस के लक्षण
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  • 6. कोरोना-वायरस पर जागरूकता
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  • Doctor Consultation by ARMMAN
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  • COMPLETE Covid Resource Video Playlist (HINDI)
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  • 7. टीका लगाएं, और कोरोना से बचें
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Assamese

  • 1 - কোৰোনা ভাইৰাছৰ ওপৰত সজাগতা
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  • 2 - কোৰোনা ভাইৰাছৰ লক্ষণ
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  • 3 - কোৰোনা ভাইৰাছ কেনেদৰে বিয়পে ?
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  • 4 - কোৰোনা ভাইৰাছ কেনেদৰে ৰোধিব পাৰি?
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  • 5 - আহক ভুল তথ্য বিয়োপা ৰোধ কৰো
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  • 6 - আমাৰ দায়িত্ব
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  • COMPLETE Covid Resource Video Playlist (Assamese)
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Odia

  • 1 - କରୋନା ରୋଗ ବିସୟରେ ସଚେତନା
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  • 2 - କରୋନା ରୋଗର ଲକ୍ଷଣ
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  • 3 - କରୋନା ରୋଗ କିପରି ବ୍ୟାପେ
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  • 4 - କରୋନା ରୋଗ ସଂକ୍ରମଣକୁ କିପରି ରୋକିବା
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  • 5 - କରୋନା ବିସୟରେ ଅପପ୍ରଚାରକୁ ରୋକିବା
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  • 6 - ଆମର ଦାଇତ୍ୱ
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  • COMPLETE Covid Resource Video Playlist (Odia)
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  • 7. ଇନକ୍ୟୁଲେଟ୍ କରନ୍ତୁ ଏବଂ କରୋନା ଠାରୁ ଦୂରେଇ ରୁହନ୍ତୁ |
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Spanish

Bengali

  • 1 - করোনা ভাইরাস সম্পর্কে সচেতনতা
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  • 2 - করোনা ভাইরাসের লক্ষণ
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  • 3 - করোনা ভাইরাস কীভাবে ছড়ায়
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  • 4 - কিভাবে করোনা ভাইরাস ছড়িয়ে পড়া বন্ধ করা যায়
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  • 5 - ভুল তথ্য ছড়ানো বন্ধ করুন
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  • 6 - আমাদের দায়িত্ব
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  • 7. ইনোকুলেট করুন এবং করোনাকে এড়িয়ে চলুন
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Marathi

  • 7. रोगप्रतिबंधक लस टोचणे आणि कोरोना टाळा
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Gujurati

  • 7. ઇનોક્યુલેટ કરો, અને કોરોનાને ટાળો
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Kannada

  • 7. ಚುಚ್ಚುಮದ್ದು, ಮತ್ತು ಕರೋನಾವನ್ನು ತಪ್ಪಿಸಿ
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Marwari

  • 7. टीका लगाएं, और कोरोना से बचें (Marwari)
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Telugu

  • 7. టీకాలు వేయండి మరియు కరోనాను నివారించండి
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Tamil

  • 7. தடுப்பூசி போடுங்கள், கொரோனாவைத் தவிர்க்கவும்
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Awareness Material

Sangat Series | Newsletter on CBO relief initiative

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