AHEAD rose to the natural calamity CORONA (COVID-19) pandemic to fight against this pandemic along with the Govt and other organisations. The following actions were taken while doing other NGO duties :-

  • Awareness campaigns
  • Distribution of masks, sanitisers etc
  • Distribution of ration, food articles to the needy
  • Help labour class in transit
  • Work as a helping outlet for the pandemic

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Labourers on transit being provided meals


Western Odisha Migration Network (WOMN)  is a collective of likeminded NGOs who are working on the issue of migration in the districts like Bolangir, Bargarh,Nuapada, Kalahandi, Subarnapur etc. AHEAD is one of the founder members of WOMN which is engaged in Nuapada to address the issue of distress migration. These NGOs are also taking different initiatives to tackle the issues related to COVID-19 in their operational area. As a joint strategy during August-September 2020 there has been an initiative to create awareness among village people on the spread of the pandemic. In this regard a Sachetanata Ratha was used by the participating NGOs in Bolangir, Bargarh, Nuapada districts. AHEAD is one NGO who used this Ratha in Khariar Block of Nuapada to create awareness in 20 villages of Lanji, Kendupati, Khasbahal, Dohelpada, Tukla and Risgaon GPs during 28-29th August 2020. Posters, leaflets and awareness songs used during the campaign. Small gatherings keeping in mind the guidelines on CORONA was addressed by volunteers at villages. Masks were distributed, quick survey on migrant families and issues related to migration and corona also done. Local Sarapanches, Ward members, Anganwadi Workers, ANM, ASHA workers Yubak Sanghas members at village level participated in the programme. An oath taking on Do’s and Don’ts was done in 10 villages where people promised to properly fight with the COVID pandemic. Almost 2000 population directly and 5000 indirectly covered by this programme. This also re-established their confidence to fight against COVID to be able to defeat the pandemic.

Sachetanata Rath in Dohelpada village
Oath taking in Uparpita village,Lanji GP

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