Vibha is slowly shifting its focus to long term goals in Covid relief, one of which is vaccination drives. One of Vibha’s partners, SEA, in Mamallapuram area in Tamil Nadu, operates in remote villages. These villages are so distant that they fall even outside of the reach of the government. Hence, the state organized vaccination programs did not reach to these villages. Understanding the need, the SEA team started collaborating with the government medical officers to help in conducting vaccination camps so that more and more people could be benefitted.
About SEA and its vaccination drive–
Organization: Society for Education and Action (SEA)
Location: Mamallapuram , Tamil Nadu
Amount: Rs 4,27,800
Category: Vaccination drive, Mid Term
SEA was founded in 2006 by Community development workers and enthusiastic young people from the fishing hamlets around Mamallapuram (Tamil Nadu). Since then, the team has been working tirelessly for betterment of the local fishermen, slum dwellers and the dalit communities around the area.
It is clear that to avoid the recurrence of the situation experienced during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to vaccinate as many people as possible. However, most of the villages where SEA operates are very remote, and do not get covered in the state organized vaccination campaigns. Understanding the need, the SEA team started collaborating with the government medical officers to help in conducting vaccination camps so that more and more people could be benefitted.
SEA’s role includes identifying a convenient venue for the camp, spreading awareness about the camp among the local population, setting up the camp venue with banners, tents, chairs, etc, and managing the camp so that the day’s supply of vaccines from the state are stored properly and utilized fully without any wastage. With these efforts by the SEA team, it is possible to vaccinate 200 adults and 10 pregnant women in a day’s camp.
The Vibha team has approved Rs. 4,27,800/- which would support the organization of 40 vaccination camps. These camps will benefit around 8000 adults and 400 pregnant women over a period of 4 months.