ISRN’s Initiative

 ISRN’s Initiatives

While the world and nation is dwindling to contain the Covid-19 and its impact, Government and other institutions have come forward in this battle against coronavirus including voluntary organizations. Since the lockdown, ISRN as a network based organization is striving to provide relief to people who are the most affected by the emergency situation such as migrant workers, needy ones who were surviving on daily wages. The organization is also active to support Government and the frontline functionaries through their varied initiatives. These initiatives are detailed below. 

 

Awareness Generation Know More!

Distribution of Food, Essentials and Preventive Kit Know More!

Dialogues with Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe  Know More!

Voluntary Reserve Force (VRF) Know More!

Webinar  Know More!

Fund Raising  Know More!

 

 

 

ISRN took steps to create mass level of awareness through Social Media platforms regarding Covid-19. In times when people are doubtful and afraid, it’s really important to project correct and complete information among masses from authentic sources like Govt. websites. The organization urged to stay at home and follow the guidelines through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and via Mail as well. ISRN also mobilized its member organizations across the country to take up initiatives regarding Awareness Generation, Distributing Essential items and Preventive Kit and Surveillance to reach out to maximum people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lockdown impacted every group of society however, the most affected were the labourers, daily wage earners, migrant workers who faced more challenges in terms of basic amenities in such tough times. ISRN distributed groceries, food, dry ration, sanitization kits to the needy ones especially migrant workers in slum and industrial areas of Ghaziabad and Greater Noida. 1200 people have been helped so far through this initiative.
Frontline functionaries such as doctors and health workers, police etc are working round the clock risking their lives to fight the virus and save lives. The organization has taken initiative for the protection of health workers via supplying 50 PPE kits to KMGC. ISRN also distributed hot water flask and tiffin to ensure their good health.

In order to understand the ground realities of varied geography of India, ISRN organized several Dialogues with Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe where 150 Voluntary Organizations of four states namely, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, North-East and Uttrakhand participated to discuss the challenges, response and solutions of Covid-19.

With an objective to support the frontline functionaries and others who are working round the clock to control the pandemic, Indian Social Responsibility Network (ISRN) has taken an initiative of establishing a Volunteer Reserve Force (VRF). The idea behind the initiative is to support the emergency functionaries and others who are working round the clock to control the pandemic. Some creatives of the campaign are attached with the mail for your reference. Till now 5000 volunteers from 31 States and UT’s have registered. These volunteers belong from different backgrounds like health, IT, security, media, banking and finance, supply chains, civil servants, civil defense, drivers, fire fighters, students etc. who are eager to serve the people of the nation with their respective set of skills.

In these critical times, VRF data can be utilized to help where manpower support is required, these volunteers can be placed to nearby areas of their residing to combat COVID-19. Training will have to be provided to these volunteers in safety measures and the work to be assigned to them, by the placement agency, keeping the current situation in mind.

ISRN is a part of a Global COVID-19 Network and is organizing a webinar (in 6 session) in collaboration with Sambodhi and University of Washington on “Pandemic Preparedness and Mounting Responses” where esteemed speakers shared their experiences, learning and insights on the topic. Participants from across the globe are participating in this webinar. So far two sessions have been organized where 80 people via zoom conferencing and 350 people through Facebook and Twitter live streaming. The objective behind these webinar is to reach out to maximum people to increase awareness and prepare for responses against covid-19. These knowledge exchange will help in bridging the gaps and challenges while also help in learning through other country’s experiences.

 

ISRN in collaboration with Taa Music is working to raise funds to support the vulnerable and most affected groups due to Corona pandemic and lockdown. We appeal to organisations and citizens of India to come forward and contribute for nation and its people.