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YOUNGISTAAN FOUNDATION ALONG WITH TELANGANA STATE POLICE EXTENDS ITS RELIEF SUPPORT TO TRIBAL FAMILIES IN NALLAMALLA FOREST

Youngistaan Foundation along with Telangana State Police extends its Relief Support to tribal families in Nallamalla Forest 

Youngistaan Foundation along with Telangana State Police supplied 500 nutrition packages to families of daily wage and migrant workers living in and around the Nallamala forest at Nagarkurnool. The kits were distributed among 200 families from the Chenchu tribe living in Sarlapally, Kudichinthalabaylu village, 40 families from Mallapur, 130 families from Chennaram, 130 families who hailed from Rajasthan, Maharashtra living in Achampet town were provided with a nutrition kit consisting of ten items that included Rice, Dal, Aata, Salt, Oil, Turmeric powder, Chilli powder, Milk powder, Dettol Soap and Rin Detergent that would last for ten days for a family of four. 

People living here work as stone breakers, farmers and those who collect the plant litter from the forest and then distributed by the roadside. Migrant workers, work as ice-cream sellers and balloon vendors. As lockdown extended, their savings came to an end and sought help from the local police. 

Speaking to the locals who shared their experiences and struggles due to the lockdown, Bhairnav, a farmer from Mallapur village said, "Groups came to our area to supply groceries but only gave us rice. We respect their efforts but how do we survive only with rice? Today, we heartfully thank these bunch of youngsters for coming so far and providing us with all the essentials. Now we can survive till the lockdown ends". Adding to which Raju, a migrant worker in Achampet said, "I sell ice-creams to people near cinema halls and dhabas. As soon as the lockdown began, I stopped receiving materials from my local distributor which left me with no option to sell. It is depressing to be jobless and have no money to buy basic essentials that my family requires but now because of you all I will be able to feed my family."

Arun Daniel Yellamaty, founder of the Youngistaan Foundation said, "The drive was conducted along with the help of Telangana State Police who identified vulnerable families living in Nagarkurnool district. Travelling 160 km is worth to see the help the tribals who are much in need of groceries and support from people who can actually help. During this pandemic, let us prove that kindness can spread faster than the virus. We would like to thank DIG, CID, Women Protection Cell, CID B Sumathi, for giving us this opportunity to help the vulnerable."


Till date, the organisation provided nutrition kit to 10,721 families which translates to 14,07,390 meals, over 1 lakh cooked food, sanitary napkins 6000 packs, nourished 2,631 community animals, provided essential supplies to 39 old age and differently-abled homes, assisted 52 senior citizens whose children stay in abroad so volunteers supplied groceries at their doorstep. Apart from this, provided volunteer support to Cyberabad Police Commissionarate, Devarakonda Foundation, Rachakonda Police Commissionarate, GHMC, COVID Control room on a regular basis. The major funders have been individual donors, in-kind donors, Wipro foundation, Indian Foodies Hub (Supplied cooked food) and more.

The organisation has been working alongside Telangana State Police, GHMC, Cyberabad Commissionerate, TSIG and other NGOs. 

Apart from this the organization also runs an active program on food and nutrition, education, Menstrual Hygiene Management, child sexual abuse for boys and girls and works on 7 UN SDGs. 

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