COVID Response and Relief
GBGB along with Helping Hands Charitable Trust has been working since March 2020 to provide relief for migrant labour, urban poor and
Donate here: https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/to-provide-ration-to-poor-familiesdaily-wage-earners-affected-by-lockdown
See all initiatives here
- Letter to CM regarding new restrictions: 6th April 2021 (read Letter to CM regarding new restrictions)
- Urban planning response in mumbai during the COVID-19 lockdown: a citizen’s charter: 15th april 2020 (read urban planning response for covid 2020)
- Representation to district collectors to address gaps where benefits/facilities have not been provided during the pandemic lockdown: 12th April 2020 (read representation to District collectors)
- Running 5 community kitchens and providing 1 million ration kits/ food packets/ meals. See details of relief work in 2020 here (google sheet)
In 2003, the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company came out with a project “Vision Mumbai: Transforming Mumbai into a World-Class City.” The ‘Vision Mumbai’ plan came with the idea of redevelopment of slums, in which at least 60% of the area occupied by slums should be freed for commercial purposes. These plans led to the demolition of 90,000 slum hutments in 2004-05. Those families who proved themselves eligible under 1995 cut-of-dates were rehoused and other were left homeless. After that, this practice of demolition continued over the years leaving lakhs of people homeless. We are campaigning for preserving housing rights of Mumbai’s poor who have been affected by such demolition drives again and again. Currently we are running our movements in around 20 slum settlements of Mumbai.
We are looking for people to volunteer for our andolan and campaigns round the year. This could involve working on specific issues or campaigns. This could also mean contributing through your specific skill sets in your own time.
Know more about volunteering opportunities here.