News Karnataka
Thursday, April 18 2024

Samarthanam Trust addresses UN on COVID-19 Response

Samarthanam Trust addresses UN on COVID-19 Response
Photo Credit : By Author

Geneva: Dr Mahantesh, Founder and Managing Trustee of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled addressed the 52nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 20th, 2023 and spoke on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically on individuals with disabilities, including those who are blind or visually impaired. The pandemic has caused significant social and economic disruption, including limited access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities.

Samarthanam Trust addresses UN on COVID-19 Response & Support.Samarthanam Trust anticipated the impact of COVID-19 and had plans in place to respond to the situation. During and after the pandemic, the trust provided various interventions and digital support systems to assist individuals with disabilities. These included remote healthcare and mental health support, accessible online content and virtual assistive technology, contactless delivery and pickup services, and community support for essential goods.

Samarthanam Trust’s interventions and support systems have been crucial in minimizing the impact of the pandemic on individuals with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired. It has also enabled them to stay competitive in the job market despite high attrition rates.

Samarthanam Trust addresses UN on COVID-19 Response & Support.The trust is grateful for the support of various corporates who have helped to reinforce their commitment to the disabled in society. Samarthanam conducted 94 mega job fairs, where more than 500 employers recruited over 10,000 people with disabilities.

He also applauded the measures taken by the Government of India to support the general public and specifically the disabled community to access the support system like vaccines etc to fight the pandemic. 

Read more:

Samarthanam Trust holding job fair for Divyangjan

3rd T20 World Cup for the Blind in India later this year: Samarthanam Trust

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled quietly pitches-in with mammoth relief works

AP and K’taka are joint winners of Nagesh Trophy 2023

Super 8 Stage matches of Nagesh Trophy  inaugurated 

Share this:
Media Release

Read More Articles
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp