COVID-19 Relief Programme:
BIOS initiatives are based on the belief that social responsibility is much more than the incurrence of a cost or a resource on a charitable act for social benefit. We see it as an opportunity to bring in social innovation and change. In line with our commitment to helping people live better, healthier lives, we have been constantly exploring ways to support the community.
The pandemic, COVID-19 has adversely affected individuals and small businesses around the world. In light of this, collaboration is the need of the hour to protect and empower affected communities and frontline workers with essentials.
During this challenging phase and in line with our guiding principles, BIOS launched the COVID-19 Relief Programme.
We distributed food to needy people in South twenty-four parganas and distributed face masks. People living in rural communities are equally anxious during these unprecedented times for their daily health issues. We support these communities. The centers are a part of our Village Health Program. The program ensures consistent healthcare support through telecommunication and technology. To support rehabilitation efforts in West Bengal as it battles with the effects of the horrific storm along with COVID-19 pandemic.
To make awareness:
To make aware public, through creative means, about keeping proper physical distance, and taking care about all other precautions especially where people are gathering frequently like Banks, ATMs, Market place, food camps, night shelters, outside factories etc.
Motivational online free workshop & training for Yoga, Meditation, Students and Parents counselling programme.
Amphan Relief Programme:
To provide food to needy people especially poor, elderly, children, migrant workers, homeless, people without job in lockdown.
Arogya Setu App:
To make people aware about Arogya Setu App and help them download it and use its features.
Case Study-1 the impact of lockdown:
To assess the impact of lock-down amidst COVID-19 on undergraduate and postgraduate learners of various colleges and universities of West Bengal. An online survey was conducted from 19th April to 20th December 2020 to collect the information. A structural questionnaire link using ‘Google form’ was sent to students’ through WhatsApp and E-mail.
Case Study-2 Problems related to study during the lock-down:
In this lockdown period, it was reported that learners were mostly suffering from stress, depression, and anxiety (42.0%). The students were also facing problems related to poor internet connectivity (32.4%), followed by the absence of a favourable environment to study at home (12.6%). Students residing in rural and remote areas may face poor internet connectivity. Moreover, poor economic conditions might be a reason for the unfavourable environment and lack of separate room for their study.