COLT's COVID CHALLENGE UPDATE-This is over but will restart again
This Challenge was specifically meant for those who had attended COLT in the past. We are pleased to announce that about 5 COLTEES did scout out genuine needs. Two of them have been placed in the Charitable Causes section: 'DO YOU SEE US' and 'IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. We will shortly be taking this Challenge to MGOCSM & Youth Groups of the MOSC. In the third stage we will open this out to Youth of any faith or region.
Below this you will find the needy people that THE SCOUTS located all over the country.
Scout: Maria Kuruvilla
COLT 1993-2019 BATCHES
Name of the Nominee/Partner: Maria Kuruvilla
Name of Beneficiary: Thankamma- wife of late Thevan
Thankamma lives with her son Babu and his family in Kalamassery, Kerala. He is a headload worker who has no occupation for the last 3 months. He has 2 high-school going daughters, and his wife occasionally goes to help in the farms nearby. Thankamma also has a 45 year old daughter whose husband has left her. She used to go to work in a nearby oil factory- a job which is not existing now. She also stays in the same house with her parents and her brother. Recently the Panchayat -under a scheme to help the education of girl students- built an extra room to their house.
Thankamma’s husband Thevan was a labourer cum carpenter. He suffered for 3 years with pancreatic cancer and finally died in 2019. Any savings they had was spent in his treatment. She has no other source of income and the family is in dire straits.
Help from COLTS COVID CHALLENGE could help them live till the daily work starts again and they can sustain themselves.
Donation Requirement for above: Rs 5,000/-
Scout: J Verosilove
COLT 2015 BATCH
Name of the Nominee/Partner: J.Verosilove
Names of Individual nominees who are of urgent financial assistance:
1. Pawan Rani
2. Lakshmi V
4. Poong Kodi
Occupation: The above mentioned individuals are labours working in factories in Sidco Estate (Ambattur Industrial Estate), Chennai.
Monthly Income: Since the factories have been shutdown owing to lockdown, they have been finding it hard to meet their daily needs due to the stoppage of daily wages. This contribution of Untouchables will definitely be a huge relief to their families.
This list has been authenticated by our Vicar Rev Fr Anish Mathew. Please feel free to reach him in case of any queries.
Donation Requirement for above : Rs 5000/-
Scout: Joseph John. . COLT 2017 BATCH
Name of the Nominee/Partner: Joseph John:
Name of Beneficiary: Rajamma (78 years old widow)
Address: Villiyathu veedu, Aickadu, Kodumon P.O.Occupation: nil
Family Monthly income: Rs 4500
Rajamma lives with her son Rameshan who is a 52 year liver patient, vasanthy (daughter in law) is a MGNREGA labour and two granddaughters who study in 8th standard. Providing this family a kit of essential items will help them during this crisis as no one in the family has work currently.
Name of Beneficiary: Narayani (80 years old)
Address: pymannil house, Aickadu, Kodumon P.O
Family Monthly income: Rs 7000
Narayani is a paralyzed patient. She lives with her daughter Geetha who is handicapped below waist, another daughter Tulasi who is a house maid labour and grandson 7 years old who studies in second standard. Providing this family a kit of essential items will help them during this crisis as no one in the family has work currently.
Name of Beneficiary:Savithri N (77 years old)
Address: Manju bhavanam, Kodumon P.O
Family Monthly income: Rs 5000
Savithiri lives her grandson’s wife Rashmy who is a single mother working as a sales girl in a small textile shop, great-grandson studying in 9th standard and great granddaughter studying in 7th standard. Their house was built with the help of the panchayat. Providing this family a kit of essential items will help them during this crisis.
Name of Beneficiary: Sathyan
Address: Neethu Bhavanam, konath, Edathitta, Kodumon P.O
Occupation: Agricultural laborer
Family Monthly income: Rs 10000
Mr.sathyan lives with is wife Ponamma who is a liver patient and two daughters, Neethu and Geethu doing their 2nd year in BCom. Their house is built under the hrijan welfare scheme. Providing this family a kit of essential items worth Rs500 will help them during this crisis. I personally know about Mr.sathyan case as he comes to my house to work.
Name of Beneficiary: Lissy Mathew
Address: rinto bhavanam, Maruthycode, Kodumon
Occupation: laborer under MGNREGA
Family Monthly income: Rs 10000
Mrs.Lissy lives with her husband Mr. Mathews; they both are laborers under MGNREGA. Their son just passed his 12th standard and daughter studying in class 10. Their house was built with the help of Kodumon Orthodox Church. Providing this family a kit of essential items worth Rs500 will help them during this crisis.
Name of Nominee: vijayamma
Address: kochu thundil, edathitta, Kodumon
Family Monthly income: Rs 7000
Vijayamma is a widow; she lives with her two daughters. One of them is a mental patient and other daughter works for as a hotel staff. Their house is built under the hrijan welfare scheme. Providing this family a kit of essential items worth Rs500 will help them during this crisis as her daughter does not have work currently.
Name of Nominee: Thankappan
Address: suresh bhavanam, edathitta, kodumon
Family Monthly income: Rs 5000
Mr. Thankappan is a cancer patient. He lives with his wife who is a MGNREGA worker and his late son’s wife who also is a MGNREGA worker. They don’t have a proper house and live in a shed. Providing this family a kit of essential items worth Rs500 will help them during this crisis.
Name of Beneficiary: Omana
Address: Omana nilayam, Aickadu, Kodumon
Family Monthly income: Rs 12000
Mrs. Omana is a 62year old widow. She lives with her son Udayakumar who is a rubber tapping laborer, daughter in law reshmy and two granddaughters who are in class 7th and 8th respectively. Their house was built under the panchayat housing scheme. As it is rainy season in kerala, udayakumar doesnot have work currently, so I feel providing this family with a food kit worth 500 would be really helpful during this crisis.
Name of Beneficiary: Beneficiary: Radha raju
Address: Palakottu veedu, Vattakunnil, Kodumon
Occupation: MGNREGA worker
Family Monthly income: Rs8000
Mrs. Radha lives with her husband Raju who is an ulcer patient and her son studying in 10th and daughter studying in 12th standard. Their house was built under the 2010 panchayat housing scheme. Providing this family a kit of essential items worth Rs500 will help them during this crisis.
Name of Beneficiary:Jainamma
Address: Jayan Bhavanam, Pattamthara, Kodumon
Family Monthly income: Rs7000
Mrs.Jainamma is a widow; she lives with her three daughters. Among them one is a mental patient and both the other daughters are MGNREGA workers. Their house was built under the panchayat scheme. Providing this family a kit of essential items worth Rs500 will help them during this crisis.
Donation Requirement for all 10 families: Rs 5,000/-
Scout: David K: COLT 1995-2019 BATCHES
Name of the Nominee/Partner: Serendip Guardians Group
Description: Daily income per woman in rural areas: Average Rs.180-300/- and Monthly income: Rs. 5000/- approximately
No access to menstrual hygiene is the fifth biggest killer of women in the world. Though provisions have been sanctioned to provide essential commodities to people in need during this pandemic, very few include sanitary products. Just as Hunger and thirst does not stop during this pandemic, Periods too does not stop.
Who are they donating to in Nagaland:
1.Mentruators in need in rural areas
2. Menstruators in need in quarantine centres
3. Menstruators in need in prison cells
4. Street vendors and labourers in need
5. Young women and girls who are unable to support themselves
This donation will help several women who are facing struggles like: Walking long distances in rural areas just to buy Sanitary pads, local shop owners/vegetable vendors who are not being able to buy sanitary pads due to no revenue of business amidst covid 19 pandemic, low income families who cannot afford to buy Sanitary products.
Donation Requirement for above : 30 women x Rs 150/-: Rs 4,500/- for 3 months
[Per lady: Rs. 50 per month for 3 months= Rs.150/- per person]
Rohin George: COLT 2018 BATCH
Name of the Nominee/Partner: Mr Basava and Rohin George
Why is life so unpredictable? Take the instance of Mr Basava from Bengaluru. When we all are waiting for the lockdown to be lifted and waiting for our lives to get back to normal, here is Basava combating every day for his beloved sister. To begin ,Basava's sister was pregnant and delivered twin baby girls last week. Unfortunately, it was a pre-term delivery that accompanied serious problems. Post-delivery she got a brain stroke due to which the left side of her body is not functioning at all. Brain surgery was done few days ago- and she is now ICU and is unconscious.
Hospital bills have gone Upto 15 lakhs which is beyond the insurance coverage. Expenses might go up to 5 lakhs further. The Family is going through a tough time.
It takes 40 weeks or so to grow a tiny egg into a human child. Just imagine the expectations and excitement the family had to welcome God’s Gift to this world. The happiest day of their life turned out to be the most dreadful one. We can see a photo of the adorable twin babies .
Any contribution- However small the amount– we will be grateful for.
Please specify “FOR BASAVA’s SISTER” when you transfer the money. It will be of great relief to Basava and his family and any sum given for his sister’s treatment, will be thankfully valued. Let us hope that when she opens her eyes and the past is gone, the world will be a good place, and everything will be okay! Please keep Basava and his family in your prayers.
Donation Requirement: Rs 15,00,000/- but even any small amount will do. THANK YOU!