Mask making and distribution:
Mask has become an essential commodity in this fight against novel corona virus. It is very critical for one to wear masks to avoid infection and it is expected that mask will be part of the new normal. As an alternative to masks made of inorganic materials, Global Foundation is promoting cloth mask (that is washable and meant for multiple use) and to support marginalized families to avail a new livelihood option in collaboration with Centre for Social Change (CSC), Noida, marginalized women are engaged in mask making.
In another effort, well-known environmentalist and advisor to Global Foundation Shri Niranjan Dev Bhardwaj ran a massive campaign to reach out to a larger section of marginalized communities including women and elderlies in and around the Gwalior region of Madhya Pradesh and equipped them with hand-made cloth masks and sanitizer. In this campaign so far, over 5000 people have received face masks and around 2000 individuals and establishments have received hand-sanitizer. This effort has specially targeted sub-urb and peri-urban areas of Gwalior and also provided sanitizer to barbar shops among other places of frequent human visitation.