The nationwide lockdown and stay-at-home orders to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic imposed in March, continue to have a menacing effect on our collective mental well-being. Isolation, uncertainty, fear, economic hardships and anxiety have gripped at-risk children the hardest. A study states that a staggering 66.6% of slum households in Maharashtra are one-room facilities that make physical distancing impossible and heighten the distress associated with it. Of the people facing these issues, 20 million are children. School shutdown has put a pause on their learning while lockdown has snatched their access to Play and safe spaces.
Toybank is ensuring that children have routine-like normalcy, stay meaningfully engaged and mentally stimulated, Toybank is providing them digital #ToybankPlayAtHomeKit with games, activities and more. More than 74 PlaySheets have reached 23000 children as on 22nd May, 2020.
Now, we are pulling out all stops to bring Mental Relief and Resilience to at-risk children through our 'Every Child Resilient' Campaign. This is not just a campaign but a movement that endeavors to bring into its fold every at-risk child that needs intervention. We urge you to garner enormous support to make Every Child resilient Through Play!